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Re: leak out the oil cap?common?
My 1988 (early) Zuk was doing the same thing, even after I replaced the cap with a new one from the
dealer... Two weeks ago, I replaced the camshaft/valve cover gasket and did a really good job of sealing it with
Permatex Blue RTV... (A thin coat of RTV on cleaned inside flange of valve cover, pushed the new gasket into
this thin coat... then applied a thin coat of RTV on the outside of new gasket AND applied a thin coat
of RTV to the cleaned edge on the engine wher the camshaft/valve cover sits... I bolted everything down carefully
to specs.. BE CAREFUL... On my 8 valve 1.3, those bolts should be tightened to only 3 to 3 1/2 foot pounds
of torque. DON'T OVER TIGHTEN!! I also replaced the distributor O-ring, $5 from dealer.)
Since then, to my surprise, no oil under my Zuk AND no oil on top either!!!
1988 (early) Suzuki Samurai
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