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V6 Cam Cover Gaskets

Has anyone removed and refitted the front cam cover on the V6? Not the coil cover, the cam cover itself.

Is it easy to get a good seal on the gasket when new? Is it essential a new gasket is fitted, i.e. does the gasket get damaged during removal, or could I use the same gasket?

Reason for removing it is I'm going to paint it wrinkle black.
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I have done both cam cover gaskets on my car.

It isn't as easy as you would think to remove the front one. You need to remove the top part of the cam belt cover as on the left of the cam cover is a bracket

This bracket is bolted to the backing plate of the cam cover from the inside the belts area as well as the top of the cam cover, and you won't get the cam cover off unless you remove the bracket.


Also when you unbolt the dipstick bracket, don't allow it to slide down the dipstick tube. It is a right PITA to slide back up if this happens.

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ok thanks m8, good advice re dipstick, eLearn doesn't mention that.
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ok thanks m8, good advice re dipstick, eLearn doesn't mention that.
I found out the hard way about it.
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Also when you unbolt the dipstick bracket, don't allow it to slide down the dipstick tube. It is a right PITA to slide back up if this happens.
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You'll never guess what happened mate, DOH

It was there, then I lined up the cam cover and it wasn't there. Tip for the futire, rap a couple of turns of electrician tape round the dipstick tube below the bracket.

Think I'll leave it down there and buy another bracket.

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Oh dear.

I think the top of the dipstick tube is flared so a new bracket won't fit over.

I might be wrong on that though (Hopefully)
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I'm going to have a go at mine at some point. what does the wrinkle paint look like? Any pics? Can't decide on red or black?

Also what is the best way to seal the leaky breather hose's? Original gasket/seal (if there is one?) or some of that gasket sealant gunk?
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I'm going to have a go at mine at some point. what does the wrinkle paint look like? Any pics? Can't decide on red or black?
For an idea see my write up here.
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