What is the best way to seal that little camshaft cover on the back of the 2.8?
In 2008, while replacing the clutch, I replaced the rear main, and cam cover seals. I added a light smear of RTV to both sides of the cover gasket.
In 2012 (with the help of someone who thought that 3rd gear was 1st) I had to replace the clutch again. At that time, the cam cover was seeping. I cleaned the area really well, bought a new gasket from GM, installed it with no RTV ths time. Now it's leaking again. What do you guys suggest, RTV and no gasket?
I just did mine also a couple weeks ago.. Haven't run the engine yet though. Victor reinz gasket is a cork that i used and then I added an 8th in bead of rtv to both sides. I then assembled the cover onto the block but only lightly snugged.. Once the RTV (high heat) dried over the course of an hour or two, I then torqued it to spec. We'll see how well it does.. The time before (the engine builder used a sealant but was the consistancy of thread locker.. It leaked all over the place.. Didn't know what they were thinking at the time.
I cleaned and resealed my entire engine. Over the past 15 Yeats as a professional tech. The only sealant I use is called the Right Stuff. The stuff seals like none other. Just make sure and wear so.e latex gloves. Its about impossible to get off your hands...lol..hope this helps!!!