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Old 04-08-2021, 02:28 AM   #1
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Wrench 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Rear Camshaft Cover Gasket [Removal/Replacement]

Hey there everyone!

I have successfully removed the Rear Camshaft Cover with Gasket and did my very best to replace the rubber gasket with lots of High Temp O2 Safe RTV.

Torque Specs:

17 inch pounds (Rear Camshaft Cover Bolts)

Tools Needed:

  • Torque Wrench (Ratchet)
  • New Camshaft Cover Gasket
  • High Temp O2 Safe RTV
  • Q-tips (I used them for smearing RTV and keeping certain areas clean)
  • Gasket Scraper
  • Anti-Seize Lubricant (For Bolts)
  • Masking Tape / Electrical Tape (If you also wish to use it to hold pressure down on the rubber gasket to wet RTV)
  • Gunk Spray (To clean the oil off the Rear Camshaft Cover)
  • Wire Brush (To clean the oil off the Rear Camshaft Cover)
  • Rags (To clean the oil off the Rear Camshaft Cover)

This was quite difficult using as much RTV as I did. I used Q-Tips for cleaning or swiping too much RTV off; I most certainly didn't want to take any chances. The upper left corner that was leaking and had dry oil deposits. (I re-enforced this section with lots of RTV after cleaning it).

I will be letting this Rear Camshaft Cover dry all the RTV over night; then I will be proceeding to placing RTV on key spots on the Rear Camshaft (cleaned area from Gasket Scraper) and then re-assembling the Rear Camshaft Cover to correct Torque Specs.

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Something I forgot to mention. I was expecting small O-rings on the Camshaft Cover like it looks like. However; these ones on mine aren't soft rubber o-rings. They seem metal or some other type of material. I decided to leave them in place; since they seem to be doing just fine.
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