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400i Cam cover gasket and…

Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by Bubba5320, Jun 10, 2024 at 10:40 PM.

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  1. Bubba5320

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    Well I believe I’ve located the oil leak onto my exhaust manifold heat shield. I think it be the cam cover. Either a seal or the gasket. How much of a nightmare is this repair? Don’t think I will tackle this myself but if my mechanic does it how much work is it? Thanks for any pre knowledge before my visit to the repair shop.
     
  2. raemin

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    I assume it is under the plenum. That's not horrendous, but quite some parts to remove and re-install.

    I would say 2hrs?
     
  3. Rifledriver

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    2 hours?????? Have you ever done it? 2 hours. Thats funny.
     
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    I am much more used to the left side :)

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    He is not talking about shiming the vavles, or disconecting the chain, just replacing the gasket of a single camcover of a single bank. Also this is a 400 "i", which is less work than when you've got to mess with carbs.(I am also assuming he cuts the gasket so as to replace it on a single camcover).

    If you venture in all the usual "while you are there", this could another (expensive) story, but if he sticks to a gasket, that's "not horrendous" (please note that i did not say it was "easy", just "not horrendous"...)
     
  5. Rifledriver

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    No. You said none of that. You said it was a 2 hour job which is total BS
     
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    I don't mean to argue with you but, your answer is rude (to say the least).

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    Let's keep factual: it obviously took me less than 2h45min (see the timestamp) to drop all the ancilaries of this particular cylinder head, and:
    1) there is less work involved in the OP request.
    2) Any professional mechanic is much faster than I am.
    3) I have no rememberance on what I also did on this particular day, but as I do not perform it for a leaving, I probably had a chat, a coffee, etc... between these two shots! At least I had to backtrack on what I was doing (testing the k-jet pressure judging by the tools installed)

    We may argue all day long on what's involved in this particular task, but at the end of the day it will not be much, and the OP is not going to break the bank in order to fix this leak.
     
  7. Rifledriver

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    Bubba, you were right to ignore this thread. This guy is an idiot and the last person you should be getting information from.
     
  8. bobzdar

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    I spent almost 2 hours just cleaning the mating surfaces...
     
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  9. raemin

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    A wood chisel does help.
     

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