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147 1.6 TS - Cracks in cam end cap?


I've been lurking for a while, great forum. I've had a good search and couldn't find anything close to my issue.

I did a cam cover seal today on a 147 1.6TS and while I was cleaning everything up I noticed what looks like cracks in the cam end cap. I suspect this isn't good, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't a known problem with this engine. I am also assuming because the end cap is matched to the head then I would have to get the head line-bored at a minimum but I fear replacement might be a cheaper option.

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Any thoughts gratefully received.

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That looks pretty normal they aren't actually cracks, they are usually formed during the casting process when being manufactured.
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