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Verdict on crank and cam seals nowadays?

As far as cam seals, Iā€™ve had really good luck with OEM and good luck with Timken seals so far (though a very low sample size)
 
Thanks for the advices on the timing belt. I've replaced that before so it's not an issue.
I was asking about how to replace the seals and if there's something I need to look out for, that would help me out more :lol:
 
I have yet to reach this level of redblock enlightenment
I broke a timing belt in a 940 once on the side of the freeway. It was two miles from my house so I jogged over and grabbed a spare belt. Jogged back and realized I forgot my impact halfway and the idea dawned on me
 
We've been using corteco seals with good success. If requested, I'll put in Volvo seals. Not that more in the grand scheme of things.
 
I have a bar that hits the body frame rail just perfect.
Good point, although I gave up the shortcut after hiperfauto pointed out that using this method risks breaking the crankshaft.

My only complaint about the crank tool, is it is not set at correct timing(how it fits into pulley slots).
From what I recall, I had to turn the belt a few teeth, then re-install the tool before the final torque.
Or maybe it was designed this way ?
 
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Ordered the Robert DIY seal installation tools when I did mine a few years ago. Am happy with my purchase. Used genuine volvo seals.

No leaks yet.

 
Thanks.
Skandix has both Volvo tools available at 50ā‚¬ each, but I really don't want to spend that amount of money for something I need once in 5 years or whatever.
That is unless there is no other way to properly get them seated.
 
You can just tap the seals in using the old wooden drift method. The little square marks on the seals are where you can hit it with a wooden dowel. I have done so many over the years i bought the tools from Volvo. Nice to see Robert Diy made some tools.
 
You can just tap the seals in using the old wooden drift method. The little square marks on the seals are where you can hit it with a wooden dowel. I have done so many over the years i bought the tools from Volvo. Nice to see Robert Diy made some tools.
Thank for the tip, I'll try that.
 
So you're holding the pulley and relying on the alignment pin to hold the camshaft? Just checking.
yup. Solid dowel in the cam, snug it down then pull 35ft lbs on it... pretty typical. I put the gear on after the VC. I also can't reach the cam with the VC on because there's a baffle in the way. I keep the pipe wrenches away from the $500 cams.
 
I have an assortment of cogged and ribbed belts for creating impromptu strap wrenches. Works surprisingly well on crank pulleys and cam sprockets.
 
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