Camshaft End Bearing Caps, BoL and concerns

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

Rhothgar
Donor 2020
Posts: 1376
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 01:21
x 44

Camshaft End Bearing Caps, BoL and concerns

Post by Rhothgar »

Afternoon guys,

What would you do here?

The BoL says you should apply compound to the end of the end bearing caps but doesn't say whether the grooves in them should be plugged with sealant or what.

Here is a link to a video I have taken on OneDrive. I'd be very grateful for comments from any Citroen brother that has cogitated about this and what to do in the past:-

https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ar8AkvzZJWl9-iSstxX ... T?e=DSnLOp
20211025_125826240_iOS.jpg
Online
Stewart(oily)
Posts: 850
Joined: 07 Oct 2005, 16:31
x 15

Re: Camshaft End Bearing Caps, BoL and concerns

Post by Stewart(oily) »

Oil going through those grooves would only end up back in the engine, both ends are behind the oil seal, I have never used sealants on there, I only rarely used a new rocker cover gasket.
Rhothgar
Donor 2020
Posts: 1376
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 01:21
x 44

Re: Camshaft End Bearing Caps, BoL and concerns

Post by Rhothgar »

I blobbed some on as per the Haynes manual.

Should really have scraped off any excess on the machine surface of the head as the rocker cover gasket hits it. I've used Victor Reinz gaskets and the quality is very high with very good suppleness and detailing around the two end bearing caps.

Got engine started without auxiliary belt, as manual tensioner is shot, and it sounds as though something is amiss. Going to repin the injection pump, camshaft and flywheel and check belt tension again.