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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Harta320, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. Harta320

    Harta320 Karting

    Nov 6, 2003
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    Sarasota, FL
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    Bill Smith
    I have started my 30000 mile service (83 308) and the old gaskets on the cam cover and the head do not seem to want to go. What is the best way to remove the gaskets without damaging anything? I am just about to pull the cams, put on new cam seal gaskets, and start getting this thing back together. Oh yea, what is the torque values for the cam cap nuts? Thanks in advance. Well, off to the garage to come up with another question or 2!

    Bill
     
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  3. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
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    The last shop that removed the valve covers on my car went crazy with sealer which took a lot of work to remove. I used Permatex Gasket Remover and a fine "nylon wool" type polishing pad. Here are a few pics of the product and results. As far as the tightening torqe for the caps - it's very low, around 8-10 Nm, but check your WSM to be sure.

    all the best,
    Shan
     
  4. Harta320

    Harta320 Karting

    Nov 6, 2003
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    Thanks Shan for the info. That stuff looks like it worked perfect.
     
  5. rivee

    rivee F1 Rookie

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    TIGHTENING TORQUE IS 9 FT/LBS
     
  6. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    the tightening torque for cam bearing caps = 6:1/2 ft. lbs or = 78 in lbs .
     
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  8. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

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    Which is around... 8-10 Nm right?
     
  9. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ
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    Nov 29, 2001
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    No, 9 ft-lbs is more like 12-13 Nm
     
  10. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

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    Thanks - I learn something new every day.
     
  11. Harta320

    Harta320 Karting

    Nov 6, 2003
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    Hey guys, thanks for the help. The gasket remover did the trick Shan. Still had to use way to much elbow grease though.
     
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  13. rivee

    rivee F1 Rookie

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    I'm sorry, ria is right. The WSM says .9 KGM=6.5097124 ft/lbs
     
  14. theunissenguido

    theunissenguido Formula 3
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    Jan 21, 2004
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    Micheal Jordan
    Is there someone who makes the cam cover gaskets himselve. If so, what material is he using, where to get it.
    Thanks, Guido
     
  15. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Guido,
    I just made them using Aramid gasket material from McMaster Carr. Premium Aramid with buna binder.


    http://www.mcmaster.com/

    I have not reinstalled the engine yet so I have no idea how it works.

    I am pretty sure that any leaks would be at the oil seals and not from the gasket itself.

    Cheap set of punches from Harbor Freight, scissors and exacto knife all it took.
     
  16. theunissenguido

    theunissenguido Formula 3
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    Jan 21, 2004
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    Problem is, I live in Belguim. So McMaster Carr....have no clu. Any website information to order it by mail ? Let me know if it works without leaks,ok. Thanks , Guido
     

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