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    Default Cam shaft oil seal leak

    I have an 20mth old Veccy with 18k miles - dealer has had three attempts at fixing what was originally a bad oil leak which appeared to be coming from behind cam belt casing. After third attempt at 7k miles leak seemed to have been fixed, but after a further 11k miles there is now a film of oil on back of cam belt housing again (which reappears after cleaning) - so it looks like seal might be starting to fail again.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem ?
    Does it pose a risk, contaminating cam belt and causing premature failure ?

    Any comments welcome.

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    What engine?

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    If it's the 1.8VVT there's a recall for that, to fit a modified cam cover seal.

    Mine, on the other hand has a leak in the crankshaft oil seal, in next Tuesday for repair.

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    Makes a mess and looses oil. The belt should be made of a material that is tolerant to oil (my professional opinion, but not sure if it actually is), Oil loss and mess would be my main concerns, along with the annoyance factor.

    I would keep badgering the dealer to fix, else they might suddenly say that it's not covered by warranty anymore. Maybe a different dealer may be better at it?

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    lets hope the oil does not get on the belt and make it slip or jump the teeth, not a nice sight

    i would try another dealers m8

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    It's not the belt itself, it's the tensioner that gives the problem with oil - something to do with the bearing having grease in it and the oil washes it out? Sounds a reasonable explanation to me.

    As I said mine has a crank oil seal gone, it's flinging oil everywhere. They're replacing the seal, the belt, tensioner and something else I couldn't quite read upside down off the work sheet. Also insisted they steamclean the engine.

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    Unlikely to get onto the toothed timing belt, as the cover is quite close, so small amounts of leaked oil really shouldn't get in. I was more on about the ribbed auxillary belt

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    Sorry forgot to mention its the 1.8 engine - interesting to know its the suject to a recall - I'll check with the dealer if I've had the required work done.

    Thanks for your comments it gives me a more comfortable feeling that my cambelts not likely top give up.

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