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Icon11 Cam cap seal, help!

Need some help. So I'm replacing my valve cover seal and the spark plug wells. I have the cam cap plug that is right above the vtec solenoid but not sure if I should mess with it. I want to replace that lil bastard even though it doesn't appear to be leaking but might as well just not sure what I would have to do exactly. Any have some insight/instructions on what to do? It looks like I have to remove the valve slide ( i think that's the term) and then the metal block above it? I know I need to put high temp silicone around it as well as the valve cover on the points that get more stress so I'll be putting permatex 1 on those parts. Help plz have everything apart as we speak and rains coming soon Also what the torque spec for the valve cover? :p I have a paper i printed from all-data but cant seem to find it at the moment
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

You need to remove the camshaft retaining plate, vtec solenoid, and the small half circle retaining bracket above the seal in order to access it. I suggest leaving it alone if it's not leaking.


If you do end up doing it, get a vtec solenoid seal as well...
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You need to remove the camshaft retaining plate, vtec solenoid, and the small half circle retaining bracket above the seal in order to access it. I suggest leaving it alone if it's not leaking.


If you do end up doing it, get a vtec solenoid seal as well...
Doesn't sound bad. But will I have to adjust anything due to messing with the camshaft? It won't throw of my valve clearance or anything brutal like that? Thanks for the input. I appreciate it. I actually replace the vtec solenoid gasket last week so that's no problem. I can just take off the 3 bolts and the plug and that's off.
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

You won't be touching the camshaft. Just the plate that sits ontop of it. There is a proper tq sequence for that plate as well, it's in the helms.
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

Alright cool jus wanted to make sure before I started taking things apart. okay I'll try and find it right now. Thanksagain

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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

How do you guys think my cams look?Pretty good conditions?
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

When was your timing belt done last?
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

Well we can tell you do your oil changes every 3k miles :) Nice and clean. Since the valve cover is off already you can replace it but if it's not leaking I'd just let it be that's what I did.. thought my cam cap was leaking but it was my vtec solenoid.
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

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When was your timing belt done last?
Honestly not sure. The belt is good but the tensioner itself idk. When the oil pump seal was replace i told the mechanic if i should replace the belt and he said it was good and the tension er aswell

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Well we can tell you do your oil changes every 3k miles :) Nice and clean. Since the valve cover is off already you can replace it but if it's not leaking I'd just let it be that's what I did.. thought my cam cap was leaking but it was my vtec solenoid.
I try :) Yeah I want to replace the cam cap seal, vc gasket and teh spark plug well seal. When I replaced my vtec solenoid gasket a couple weeks ago it was so hard and brittle it literally snapped when i was bending it. Oil was coming out when on idle!
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Nice man. password jdm is a little to pricey for me l: but looks great. I've heard of other replacements as well and heard those are better than oem? But oem is fine as long as you put some silicon around it all your fine.

So i've heard plent of people talk about Harbor Frieghts and found out when driving around that one barely opened near by! So went today and got 1/2 inch drive and another torque wrench. Got to say that I love that place and will get a lot of tools from there now.
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Simple procedure to replace cam seal.

ENG: 5th gen - change cam seal
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

As a follow-up question to this, is the sequence to remove the cam cover plate the reverse of the torque sequence in the Helm's?
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rosko sells cam plugs guys.

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Simple procedure to replace cam seal.

ENG: 5th gen - change cam seal
Yeah relatively simple, but not for some one who has never done it before.

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As a follow-up question to this, is the sequence to remove the cam cover plate the reverse of the torque sequence in the Helm's?
You could remove it in the reverse sequence but it doesn't matter. It's more important to tighten it right in the correct sequence and correct torque.

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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

Do you have to loosen both rails or can you loosen just the one rail to replace the cap seal?
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Re: Cam cap seal, help!

only need to take off plate on whichever seal is being replaced.

I did my intake side that was leaking...looked much easier than doing the exhaust side just by the look of it.
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