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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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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 pm 
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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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calam1ty wrote:
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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:04 am 
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Did you get this sorted, Peter?


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https://www.abbottsaab.com/product/alum ... -bung-kit/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:55 am 
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https://www.abbottsaab.com/product/aluminium-cam-cover-bung-kit/
It says that the cam cover does not need to be removed to fit the bung. How else do you get the old one out? The original ones are recessed IIRC from my 9000 so I had to take off the cam cover and I knocked it out and knocked in the replacement as the security torx bolts were too tight for the available tools at the time. Solved the leak so the bodge method was OK.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:57 pm 
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This bung looks like it’s in addition to the standard bung. Fits in to the existing recess with an o-ring to seal it and the clamp holds it in place. Basically it provides a secondary seal.


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