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Oil leak at front of engine. Workshop cannot solve problem.

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Oil leak at front of engine. Workshop cannot solve problem. Should camshaft cover be assembled with a gasket cement?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.


What model of mazda do you have?

Year / Engine etc?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It is a 1999NB, 1.8 litre

Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.

Hi.there..sorry for the delay...

There should be gasket between the cam cover and the cylinder shouldnt need any sealer - if the cam cover was leaking then normally its just the gasket..the cam cover shouldnt need replaced.unless its cracked for some long as the mating surfaces on the cam cover / top surface of the cylinder head is clean - new gasket fitted and the cam cover torqued down in spiral formation it should be sealed..if the oil leak is still happening at the front end of the engine..then checks need to be made the front end seals cam seal/botom crank oil seal/ oil pan gasket

- but to get a better idea on the area..the areas around need cleaned of oil residue with brake cleaner - so as to investigate further the point at which the oil is forming...
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