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Inexpensive cam seal press tool 900

I just replaced the camshaft seal on one of our cars. I used an 1-1/4" die cast EMT (Electrical Metallic Tubing) connector to press the seal in place. The fitting goes over the camshaft, and fits inside the recess for the seal. I removed the two set screws and cut the set screw bosses off the connector. Using a longer bolt of and a large washer allowed me to nicely press the seal to the bottom of it recess. The electrical fitting cost $2.50 at a local hardware store.


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    Here's a picture of mine (the installer,,,who do you think I am, congressman Wiener???).
    I made it out of the top of the strut stop from Mcpherson struts on a 240, a large flat washer and one timing belt pulley washer. All held together by JB Weld. It worked great on pushing in the cam seal on my daughter's 92 740 B230.


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      (hey I bet I got one of these kicking around in the junk box)
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      Art Benstein near Baltimore

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        Muchas gracias, Art!!
        The only hard part is lining up the center of the thick timing washer with the center of the Gland nut...other than that, it is a great tool. I hope other Bricksters will use my idea for the home-made tool.
        el raidman

         




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    I used this idea on my last seal job, it worked better than the PVC fittings I had in the tool box,

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    Brilliant.

    McGyver award contender.

    Erwin

     




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      Awesome idea.

      Plus, this entire thread needs a Richard Dean Anderson voice-over...

       




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    That's a beaut! Simple... very affective

    You can probably cut it down so you can use the Sprocket Bolt too.

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    Super idea: to the FAQ.
    Steve
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    Inexpensive cam seal press tool 900

    Hello,


    What brand is the fitting? What store did you buy it from? What is the dimension of the diameter of the facing of your homemade arbor?


    Goatman

     




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      Inexpensive cam seal press tool 900

      The brand won't make any difference, all the fittings are made to fit standard sizes of EMT. It was bought from a local hardware store called Parkrose Hardware, of which there are two outlets. Any store with handles electrical fittings will probably have one, but 1-1/4" conduit and EMT are uncommon trade sizes. It is just a die cast 1-1/4 EMT connector, which all measure the same for this purpose. 1-1/4" EMT measures approximately 1.51" OD, so the ID of the EMT connector will be slightly larger.
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        Inexpensive cam seal press tool 900

        Quite resourceful, John. I like it.

        "...1-1/4" EMT measures approximately 1.51" OD..."

        A 1' PVC connector might also work if the noted conduit connector isn't available. The I.D would be approx 1-1/4" and the O.D would be approx 1-1/2".

         




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          "A 1' PVC connector might also work if the noted conduit connector isn't available.

          This is an old pic -- it is a 1-1/2 inch PVC plug, a common size, but requires drilling and the use of the sprocket bolt. My thoughts are the die cast metal would be better.


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          Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

           




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            Dear Art,

            Hope you're well. Your PVC plug, once drilled, is a ready-to-use tool. John Sargent's excellent device requires a large washer to be put over an end of the 1 1/4" EMT fitting, so the sprocket screw can be used to seat the seal. Further, the EMT set-screw and mountings must be removed.

            In short, either works well and at low cost.

            The answer to your question: lanolin. This oil causes sheep to shed water. This water-tolerance explains why sheep do well as hydraulic rams.

            Hope this helps.

            Yours faithfully,

            Spook

             




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              Spook, that made my evening. I've modified the list item with your improvement. Thank you.
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              Art Benstein near Baltimore

              "Why don't sheep shrink when it rains? Lanolin. This oil causes sheep to shed water. This water-tolerance explains why sheep do well as hydraulic rams." -Spook

               




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