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    pcmdjasonpcmdjason
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      I’m trying to figure out how to put a band-aid on a leaky Cam seal on my wife’s Galant.

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      dreamer2355dreamer2355
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        Any oil stop leak products are all band aid fixes. Theres no such thing as a mechanic in a can….

        Did you try a high mileage all that has seal conditions such as Penzoil High Mileage?

        And becareful using too think of an oil (all dependent on your climate of course) due to excessive oil starvation at start up.

        #448593
        pcmdjasonpcmdjason
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          Yeah, understood. I figured if I can dump something in once every month or two to cut the oil leakage in half maybe I’d settle for that. If we have to dump any kind of serious money in this car, we might as well use that money towards something else.

          Quoted From dreamer2355:

          Any oil stop leak products are all band aid fixes. Theres no such thing as a mechanic in a can….

          Did you try a high mileage all that has seal conditions such as Penzoil High Mileage?

          And becareful using too think of an oil (all dependent on your climate of course) due to excessive oil starvation at start up.

          #448594
          EricTheCarGuy 1EricTheCarGuy
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            NEVER put any other oil in an engine beyond what is called for on the oil cap or in the owners manual as this can damage the engine. Honestly you may already be there by the sound of it but I honestly don’t know. I’m also sorry to report that a ‘band aid’ is really not the way to go, if you have leaking seals replace them and use the correct oil anything else is probably going to be a waste of time and money.

            #448595
            pcmdjasonpcmdjason
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              Ok well tried with a friend who’s a DSM Tuner guy today but hit a road block. We had the FSM on my laptop but they showed needing a special tool to hold the cam in place. Sort of a Y shaped tool that fits in the sprockets of the cam so you can pull that one way while using a ratchet on the bolt. To keep from just rotating the engine.

              Is there a name for a tool like that?

              EDIT: Ok camshaft pulley tool.

              What would be a fair price to be charged for this service? I already bought the cam seal. It was less than $10

              #448596
              SpawnedXSpawnedX
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                This shouldn’t be too hard, what you want to do is get a 1/2″ breaker bar on the crankshaft pulley (I am pretty sure it uses the same one asd a DSM so it should have a slot for it right on the bolt. You need someone to hold the crank still while you break the nut on the camshaft (there are ways to do it yourself, but this is as close to “hack” as I am going to recommend).

                Also…$800.00 is redonkulous. It’s not that much labor.

                #448597
                pcmdjasonpcmdjason
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                  Yeah I re-read the quote and it was for that, belts, water pump and a few other things.

                  On his Eclipse, he said that you can unbolt the cam shaft and lift it out without taking off the cam gear but on the SOHC engine, the cam gear has to come off and he didn’t have a tool for that. We tried to put a piece of wood in the sprocket and brace against the head but it didn’t seem to work.

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                  EricTheCarGuy 1EricTheCarGuy
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                    Funny, it’s always a special tool, when engineering fails, make a special tool. Hope you are able to figure this one out as I’m learning something here too.

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