Readme

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Cam plug leaking

Collapse
X

Cam plug leaking

Collapse
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Cam plug leaking

    I have the famous leaking stock cam plug. What is the best brand/type to install so it won't leak again? Same for the valve cover gasket. Any suggestions on what else i should replace, modify, look at when i have the valve cover off?

    #2
    stocks fine... the car is 11 + years old... the old ones get all hard and nasty.

    i replaced mine with stockers and its sealed tighter than a drum. Just remember the dabs of sealant on the edges of the end caps.

    Comment


      #3
      I just got em from an auto parts store...cheapest "OE" like they had...

      I doubt B18's need Mugen cam plugs/gaskets

      Comment


        #4
        STR has good aluminum cam seals. Looks nice too.

        Comment


          #5
          Go to Acura and get an OEM one. They are only a few dollars and well worth it. STR=

          Comment


            #6
            I just reused my old seal, used a rubber o-ring from leftover sprinkler parts + rtv, tight as a drum, no leaks !!! , but it works like a charm ...

            Comment


              #7
              http://www.optauto.com/index.htm?action=search

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by mattknight
                Go to Acura and get an OEM one. They are only a few dollars and well worth it. STR=
                STR cam seal is "rice"?

                It's a funcional part. Aluminum wont deteriorate like plastic/rubber will. I"ve had an STR cam seal for 3 or 4 years, never had a problem.

                Comment


                  #9
                  i guess i'm a ricer then too ...

                  Comment


                    #10
                    oem,
                    part # 12513-p30-000.

                    Comment


                      #11
                      dont forget valve cover gasket and o-rings in case the havent been changed in a while.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        I like the clear coat one. Blends nice with the motor. APC=rice
                        Make sure your pvc system is working good too.
                        Helps your seals and gaskets last longer.

                        Comment


                          #13
                          don't the OEM ones from a 96 up GSR or so have a rubber o-ring so tehy won't leak?

                          Comment


                            #14
                            this is true,

                            you can also use the gsr cam plug too.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              You should also adjust the vavles.

                              Comment


                                #16
                                Originally posted by strikeback03
                                don't the OEM ones from a 96 up GSR or so have a rubber o-ring so tehy won't leak?

                                the str has two

                                Comment


                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by ElBorintegra
                                  I just got em from an auto parts store...cheapest "OE" like they had...

                                  I doubt B18's need Mugen cam plugs/gaskets
                                  what auto parts store did you get it from because i need to change mine and whats the part # for it at auto parts store

                                  Comment


                                    #18
                                    Using my honda catalog I ordered one for a 97 integra, its hard plastic with an O ring, no leaks as of yet.

                                    Alan

                                    Comment


                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by 93HorizongrayDA
                                      Using my honda catalog I ordered one for a 97 integra, its hard plastic with an O ring, no leaks as of yet.

                                      Alan
                                      so if i order a 97 one will it fit on my b18a?

                                      Comment


                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by MattyG2
                                        what auto parts store did you get it from because i need to change mine and whats the part # for it at auto parts store

                                        Advance Autoparts... Dunno if they have one in your area

                                        but if 93HorizongrayDA did it.... go for that

                                        Comment


                                          #21
                                          ummm wouldn't any B-series cam plug work? i dont see the need to get all specific with the years here.

                                          Comment


                                            #22
                                            ive yet to see one leaking from the outside rim.. its always the center of the plastic.. o ring or not.. u cant stop that

                                            Comment


                                              #23
                                              I have never seen one rip and leak from the center, they have all shrunk and leaked around the outside.

                                              Advance up here in NY doesn't carry cam end plugs, or at least didn't last summer when I asked.

                                              Comment


                                                #24
                                                mine did and my dads car the last owner glued a penny in the middle to stop it.. its all gooped up with silicone but it doesnt look to be leaking anymore

                                                Comment


                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by INTEGGIE GS
                                                  I have the famous leaking stock cam plug. What is the best brand/type to install so it won't leak again? Same for the valve cover gasket. Any suggestions on what else i should replace, modify, look at when i have the valve cover off?
                                                  just changed mine almost a year ago. The new cam seals are different from our old stock ones... I questioned about them and the guy at the Acura parts department said they're a new design that are supposed t last longer. So i say go OEM.

                                                  Comment

                                                  Working...
                                                  X