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Cam/crank seal removal tool?

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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by lcc014 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:35 am

scot850 wrote:I have not had an opportunity to need to use it on the rear cam seals yet. So not sure how well it would work as it has a curved lip that needs to get under the seal. Sorry to not be able to answer this question for sure.

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I see. You used Lisle tool on front cam seal ?

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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by rspi » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:11 am

I really like that large kit for the puller tools. I was considering having a puller like that manufactured. Wasn't really sold on the installation tools because it doesn't look like the pushers don't have a lip to hold the lip of the spring open while pressing the seal in.
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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by shiloh51933 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:11 am

mecheng wrote:what about a pick?
+1 That's what I use all day at work to remove seals, o-rings and gaskets.
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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by rspi » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:48 am

Here are the tools I had made for installing the seals.

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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by cn90 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:23 pm

I have now gone through some seals installations and can offer my advice for the Saturday mechanic.

1. The Front Cam Seal ---> Removal trick:
- Use a small punch and hammer, make a little dimple, then drill using the smallest drill bit, taking care NOT to mar the rotating surface on the cam shaft. The use a small sheet metal screw + Vise-Grips to get it out. You may need to drill 2 separate holes at let's say 3 and 9 o'clock positions.

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2. The Front Cam Seal ---> Installation trick:
- Sometimes the lip "folds over" if you are not careful. So wet the seal with oil and during initial installation, spin it around the cam shaft until it hits the housing.
- The "secret tool" is basically a 1.5-inch PVC Coupler at Home Depot or hardware store. This is the coupler used to join 2 pieces of PCV pipes together, ask any plumber and he will tell you they use it daily for plumbing job.
- Cut the tool down so it is approx. 26 mm or so. Then deburr the inner and outer edges of the tool so it is clean.
- Now use the cam sprocket to drive the seal in, it is very very easy this way.
- Check with a mirror to be sure the lip is NOT folded over.


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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by scot850 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:44 pm

Sorry a bit late replying, but yes, used the Lisle tool on front cam and crank seals only so far!

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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by lcc014 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:53 pm

Thank you for the clarification.

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Re: Cam/crank seal removal tool?

Post by pkc303 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:26 pm

Got it. Makes perfect sense. Looks like a good tool.
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