Senior MVS Forum member CN90 shows us how to DIY our P80 Volvo rear cam seals. His annotated photos are just outstanding. Thanks ’90!
using SKF 11809 (1999+ models are somewhat different)
There are a few DIYs for REAR Cam Seals but sometimes little tricks (i.e. ow to mark and how to remove seals) are not mentioned.
I just installed the SKF Rear Cam seals using SKF 11809. In every respect, it looks identical to the Volvo seal.
I bought the SKF 11809 Seals from local SKF dealer (semi-truck parts dealer): $6.50/each = $13.00 total. NAPA autoparts also sells this SKF 11809 seal for $9.50/each, make sure you ask specifically for this seal. Anything other brand, you will be a guinea pig. Local Volvo dealer wanted $33/each!!!
- – Allen keys
- – Torx keys
- – 8-mm and 10-mm sockets
- – 36-mm socket (the same socket used for Axle work): to drive seal in. This socket happens to be perfect because its O.D. = 47.50mm, which prevents the seal from being driven too far (read on…).
- – Hammer
- – Sheet metal screws
- – White-out (or some touch up paint) to mark the parts for easier install!
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