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cam gaskets and sump gasket 1996-420si

Just been to Autoquip and asked for cam gaskets for the T-series and they said there is two, yes I know this but they then said one is rubber and the other is a metal plate, is this right? I'm a bit confused as i've just been out to the car and both covers have a bit of rubber sticking out if you know wha I mean

Also i'm changing the sump gasket, do I need to put any thing on the gasket to help it seal better ot just as it is?

thanks for any help :)
 

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The Starry One said:
Just been to Autoquip and asked for cam gaskets for the T-series and they said there is two, yes I know this but they then said one is rubber and the other is a metal plate, is this right? I'm a bit confused as i've just been out to the car and both covers have a bit of rubber sticking out if you know wha I mean

Also i'm changing the sump gasket, do I need to put any thing on the gasket to help it seal better ot just as it is?

thanks for any help :)
I got two from Rover in Ipswich, and both rubber, one for inlet, one for exhaust.. Worked a treat.
 

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Cam cover gaskets or Camshaft oil seals?

Cam cover gaskets come in two versions ... early cars have a metal plate which covers the whole camshaft carrier cover; later cars don't have this but have a thin gasket built into the camshaft carrier plastic covers.... What's your'n?

If you check the local breaker yards for T16s showing oiltight covers, carefully remove a pair and use those after cleaning up carefully. Usually cheaper and less work that fitting new seals or gaskets.

If rebuilding a cylinder head, wise to renew the four camshaft oil seals even if the originals look good. They may start to leak a few miles later and spoil the good work. I've seen the n/s exhaust camshaft seal leak so badly that owners have been told that their head gasket is leaking as they all do that ... when it obviously has not, just oil trickling down from the camshaft seal to around the area on the cylinder head gasket where "They all do that" ... which they dont....;).
 

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it has no distributor so does this mean it is a later one?

so I need two seperate rubber gaskets for both cam covers?, sorry to sound dumb , but my last car was escort cvh jobby
 

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Each cover only has a single gasket. The early ones had a flat mating surface to the cover and used a conventional type of gasket (a metal shim with its faces coated). The later ones had a gasket in the form of a thin rubber bead inlaid into a groove in the jointing face of the cover.
There was also an interim period when only the front cover had the rubber seal!
Whip the covers off and see what type you need.
 

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thanks, i'll have a look at the weekend :spanner:

common sense I suppose , to have a look :slap:
 
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