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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:26 pm 
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Despite all my best efforts (new cam cover gasket, new front cam plug, new oil pressure sensor) I still have a leak at the front corner of the engine on the cylinder head/cam cover area where the aforementioned plug goes. I fitted the new cam cover gasket and when that failed to stop the oil, I added sealant (carefully) yesterday....the plug was new and had a rubberised edge to it and seemed to sit well.....but I still have a wet area at that front corner of the engine (front right hand side as you stand at the front of the car looking into the engine bay). Are these engines known to leak? Have I missed something?


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Quite often it requires a head gasket replacement to stop it, try a re-torque of the head bolts first.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:40 pm 
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are you talking about the round hole at the front right as you look ? where the bung go's ?


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I think he is where the automatics have the vacuum pump.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Geoff 9-3 wrote:
I think he is where the automatics have the vacuum pump.

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then a new bung should suffice ? if it doesn't then there must be either to much crankcase pressure or the bung is no good ? never known the hole to get bigger, unless the bolts have loosened off a bit


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Geoff 9-3 wrote:
I think he is where the automatics have the vacuum pump.

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then a new bung should suffice ? if it doesn't then there must be either to much crankcase pressure or the bung is no good ? never known the hole to get bigger, unless the bolts have loosened off a bit


That is where the bung goes...its odd because the oil even wets the cam cover above it slightly.....bung was brand new Saab complete with rubber edges and I've added sealant. :cry:


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