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Old 09-24-2021, 12:48 AM   #1
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Was installing my cam seals tonight on my 07 STI motor and put the drivers side exhaust one in too deep and tried to pull it out again. Like a moron I managed to knick the cam with a small flathead and scratched it. It's deep enough that I can just barely feel it with my finger, and can feel it a little bit with my nail, but it doesn't catch on it. It's probably 1mm long. Does it matter? Obviously it's on the part of the cam that the gear rides on and I'm not sure it makes any difference or if I should try and buff it out. Also what's the best way to remove a cam seal without removing anything on the head?
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:07 PM   #2
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do deburr it but dont worry about it if its just the part the cam gear sits on.

as far as removing the cam seals a pick tool works great
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:04 PM   #3
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Depends on how deep/where nick is located
I am going to send you a PM bc of my experience
Mechanic hurt/scored my cams so bad
Had to get new cams
After 7 T belt changes I am good/tuned/fast

This is one of 4 threads of mine

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Old 09-25-2021, 02:44 AM   #4
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do deburr it but dont worry about it if its just the part the cam gear sits on.

as far as removing the cam seals a pick tool works great
I actually can't get the seal out, it's pushed in really far all the way around and I can't safely get anything on it to pry it out without worrying about knicking anything else around like I did prior.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:33 PM   #5
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This is best/expensive way:


This is what I did:

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