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Old 09-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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I have an oil leak from both the bottom front left and bottom front right of the engine and was told it was the cam sensor seals. Do these sensors sit above the oil level, or will I have to drain the oil before pulling them out?
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:47 AM   #2
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Looking at this picture, they seem to be at the same level of the dip stick tube hole, so I will try without draining.


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Old 08-17-2018, 12:40 PM   #3
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To followup, no oil came out when I changed them.
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Clean it all off. When you start seeing it is still leaking oil you will need to reseal the front timing cover. You WILL need to drain the oil, and don't forget the 4 O-rings or you won't have oil pressure.

Only reason I say this is my current apprentice thought the same thing on one, although it was the one with dummy plugs (no exhaust cam sensors). I pointed out the "shadow" for dry aluminum around the sensors. Timing cover leaks are common on the left and right sides, more so on 12 and 13 model FB engines
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