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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:36 am 
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Hello Team Swift,

Question for you experts - 2000 Metro 1.3L, just rebuilt cylinder head, but the camshaft sensor housing is leaking pretty severely. It seems the o-ring supplied with the gasket kit is inadequate and doesn't seal correctly. The OEM ring isn't available from GM or Suzuki!

I went to NAPA and tried to match match one up, but ended up cracking one of the flanges that tighten it to the head... Had to hit the salvage yard, got lucky, and grabbed another sensor housing off a 1.3L...

Before damaging the old housing, I had tried different o-rings, but leak was persistent. Same result with the new (salvaged) housing - tried different o-rings, even used the original o-ring w/RTV... This thing won't stop weeping oil!!!

Any suggestions??????

Could it be the little allen head assembly that is just below the end of the camshaft, not covered by the o-ring, but still resides inside the camshaft sensor housing?

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:04 am 
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if you get any responses, i could sure use some pics of those components on and off the block.

i'm too lazy to take lizzie's car apart just to look and it breaks my rule of "fixing stuff that ain't broke in the first place." =)

i need a shot of the end of the cam shaft and one of the open end of the housing, mounting flange, and bolt holes. dimensions, too.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:14 pm 
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Attached are pictures of it:

I ended calling suzukicarparts.com (open on Sunday West Coast time)... The actual part is called a DLI Case and sold for $43 including factory metric o-ring... I ended up getting the little o-ring that goes on the end of the rockershaft that protrudes into the DLI housing, but isn't enclosed by the big o-ring, as it has it's own.

Hopefully this will solve my issue! I just purchased this car for my son and did a head job on the thing...

Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:12 pm 
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What I did was steal a sensor housing and seal from a Suzuki Esteem wagon from the wreckers. It's the exact same. BTW, cracked my mounting ear too when I used a matched-up round o-ring. It can only be the special flat style. :-P

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Use 'the right stuff silicone' although any good rtv silicone will work. Go around the Allen ended shaft tha sticks out. Done lots, works fine, I don't bother using the oring, they are always dried and hardened. Never had a leak, I think you are just not sealing the bottom around that shaft and it's dripping out there.

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RIGHT STUFF IS AWESOME!!! 8)

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