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Camshaft Adjuster came greasy?

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Camshaft Adjuster came greasy?

Post by melmaclifeform » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:13 pm

I ordered the parts to do my CVVT hubs on my 2004 Volvo XC70, and the exhaust adjuster came in the mail and it was quite greasy. I was wondering if that was normal or if it's supposed to be entirely dry?

I'm assuming it arrived damaged and I think I should return the part, but I wanted to know if it was normal or not.
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Re: Camshaft Adjuster came greasy?

Post by - Pete - » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:33 pm

Mine have been oily as well. Just clean the exterior up with brake parts cleaner before you put the sprocket on etc. I wouldn’t worry about it unless it was obviously banged up.

Edit: that’s assuming you purchased new VVT hub(s).
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Re: Camshaft Adjuster came greasy?

Post by darrylrobert » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:08 pm

new or second hand?...greasy or oily?..contact the seller, i bought my hub used and it was oily. maybe new they coat it with oil/grease to prevent rust??

If you mean the solenoid/actuator its filled with oil.

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Re: Camshaft Adjuster came greasy?

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:19 pm

Assembly lube keep parts and tools from corroding in the shelf. They use to wrap a lot of things in wax paper for the same reason. Gives them a long shelf life. Keep that in mind for parts, tools, engines ... ect. heading for storage.
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Re: Camshaft Adjuster came greasy?

Post by jonesg » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:13 am

melmaclifeform wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:13 pm
I ordered the parts to do my CVVT hubs on my 2004 Volvo XC70, and the exhaust adjuster came in the mail and it was quite greasy. I was wondering if that was normal or if it's supposed to be entirely dry?

I'm assuming it arrived damaged and I think I should return the part, but I wanted to know if it was normal or not.
probably normal, considering many parts are made in asia in humid conditions, then container ship across the ocean.
they used to coat parts with cosmoline, don't know what they use now.

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