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Oil leak from camshaft actuator seal

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by seano87, Mar 19, 2018.

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    Hi guys, has anyone ever replaced the seals on the camshaft actuators? Mine are leaking oil on both sides so need to be replaced but I can’t find information on how to do it anywhere? It looks fairly simple to remove just one bolt holding it to the timing cover, but from my experience on the alloytecs nothing ever is simple. I don’t want to just undo and slide it out if it’s going to effect the timing or am I completely wrong here and it is simple?? Anyone done this job before? The seals are readily available so it must be a common thing?
     
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    Piece of piss job to do. Just remove the bolt, give the actuator a slight GENTLE twist to free it from the seal as the seal will have bonded to the actuator housing, and slide it out, change the seal, wipe the housing of the actuator (WHERE THE SEAL SEALS ON THE ACTUATOR ONLY), then slide the actuator back in. Do one at a time.

    Removing the seal is a bit involved, you got to pry the seal out with a flat bladed tool, being EXTRA careful you dont scratch the front aluminuim cover recess the seal is sitting in.

    When you got the seal out tap the new one in with something the same diameter as the outer edge of the seal.

    Easy. Timing wont be affected if you dont go and get crap and dirt through the actuators, so keep em clean.
     
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    its easy i got some from e bay for 25 dollars
     
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    Guys my front of engine is leaking and it looks like it's coming from the camshaft actuator seals. Is it an easy job to change the seals?

    I have found a video on YouTube () of how to take the actuators out but not the seals.

    I called Holden and they quoted me $29 for the pair. pair #12593717

    Do I just clean the actuator once it's out and slide it back in?

    Cheers
     
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    how do you get the plug off lol
     
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    Which plug? It's there in the video
     
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    yer seen it after i posted i tried to get it apart last week wasent to rough with it tho could not get it apart
     
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    How many seals are there? 2 or 4
     
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    Depends if its a 175KW or 190KW
     
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    I have a 175KW LE0 engine
     
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    You only need 2 then.
     
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    Thanks mate
     

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