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 Post subject: URGENT! Au xr6 conversion oil leak
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Currently about to complete the au6 conversion into an el.

We have a au xr6 VCT engine running and working however we have an oil leak from the VCT solenoid housing, around the 3 bolts.

Have cleaned the part, used sealer and thread tape on bolts and still likes to leak.

How many gasket are ment to be in this part, as we only have the rubber o ring gasket in place, and we're thinking maybe the is ment to be a paper gasket aswell?

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Any help will be greatly appriciated

Heno
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 Post subject: Re: URGENT! Au xr6 conversion oil leak
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:13 pm 
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the manuals pretty vauge,check the o ring,it should be higher than the face,its not flattened and in the right spot,hasnt moved.not damaged at all,if not sure replace it.when its fitted the o ring should hold the oil pressure,no paper gasket as it reduces the o ring pressure,but a smear of a sealant on the face would be ok.

 

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 Post subject: Re: URGENT! Au xr6 conversion oil leak
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:33 pm 
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just double checked everything and it all seems to be in good condition, just rehecked all the torque settings on the rocker cover and solenoid cover, with still the same problem :S

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hope this provides clues to the issue
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 Post subject: Re: URGENT! Au xr6 conversion oil leak
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:09 am 
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it is just the o ring that seals it, although i have used a little silicon on the face to be sure..

are you sure its not leaking from the solinoid itself??
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 Post subject: Re: URGENT! Au xr6 conversion oil leak
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:40 am 
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+1 Solenoid itself leaking. Had the same problem on my AU VCT - traced the leak to coming through the solenoid. It's so common that solenoids are not available from wreckers in NZ - they are gone instantly - so have to buy new.

 

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