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  • TeamM3
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    I was just going by what he said, which is the plug in the center of the head with the slot in it

    I defer to the experience of others on whether or not it is actually leaking there, but that's what he claimed.

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  • S14fever
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    there sure is some confusion...I'm confused. is it leaking the area where you drew an arrow on the pic? or that plug mentioned by Z4 that is on the head as Stan said (not cam carrier)? That is not a coolant plug..it's just a plug. To the right of that one is the shaft for the timing chain idler gear (that one uses a o-ring for sealing BTW). No coolant plug there in front, perhaps its being mistaken for the rear heater coolant fitting..?

    The area that ///Empowered is having the leak as shown in the pic is just a cover for the cam gear bolts. It uses an o-ring for sealing. On my engine the PO used silicone sealant..which did't do so well, it still leaked. Curil T would do better IMO

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  • jefrem
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    Originally posted by Eric
    last time I checked my cap and rotor there was a small bit of oil in there, would a new o-ring in there usually solve that problem?
    No -- there's a seal that the rotor base (that piece that has the %@^# allen bolt that always strips holding it in) rotates on. That seal can go bad and allow leaks into the distributor housing. Part # 11 14 1 271 415.

    HTH!

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  • Eric
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    last time I checked my cap and rotor there was a small bit of oil in there, would a new o-ring in there usually solve that problem?

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  • jefrem
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    Re: Re: Re: exactly, the lower slotted plug

    Originally posted by TeamZ4
    :cool:
    And your point was?

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  • TeamM3
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    Re: Re: exactly, the lower slotted plug

    Originally posted by jefrem
    There is no galley of any kind behind it -- just open space. Thats the area that the timing chain lives in.

    Originally posted by TeamZ4
    btw, that's an access hole into the frontside of the timing chain valley area at the front of the head, note there is another smaller threaded plug (Item 2) that fits through it to install on the backside of the valley, probably a coolant galley plug
    :cool:

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  • jefrem
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    Re: exactly, the lower slotted plug

    Originally posted by ///Empowered
    This site is amazing, thanks for being such a tremendous resource.

    So it seems there is confusion as to if this slotted plug is for an oil galley or a coolant galley. Mine has oil seeping from it. Enough that after some heated drives it seeps down the front of the motor and gets everywhere.

    Next, how do i get that plug out? Is there a special tool? I tried a round piece of steel in my vice grips, that just bent the round steel. Thanks so much gang!

    Mark M
    There is no galley of any kind behind it -- just open space. Thats the area that the timing chain lives in. I very very seriously doubt that you have a leak there -- much more likely that your leak is below that, at the head/lower timing cover interface, or above it through the distributor housing (rather common leak point -- again, remove and replace the o-ring).

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  • ///Empowered
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    exactly, the lower slotted plug

    This site is amazing, thanks for being such a tremendous resource.

    So it seems there is confusion as to if this slotted plug is for an oil galley or a coolant galley. Mine has oil seeping from it. Enough that after some heated drives it seeps down the front of the motor and gets everywhere.

    Next, how do i get that plug out? Is there a special tool? I tried a round piece of steel in my vice grips, that just bent the round steel. Thanks so much gang!

    Mark M

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  • ///Empowered
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    exactly, the lower slotted plug

    This site is amazing, thanks for being such a tremendous resource.

    So it seems there is confusion as to if this slotted plug is for an oil galley or a coolant galley. Mine has oil seeping from it. Enough that after some heated drives it seeps down the front of the motor and gets everywhere.

    Next, how do i get that plug out? Is there a special tool? I tried a round piece of steel in my vice grips, that just bent the round steel. Thanks so much gang!

    Mark M

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  • TeamM3
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    I believe you are confused, please reread the thread


    Originally posted by ///Empowered
    My leak is the round cap with the slot lower middle front of the head. As seen in JLee's pic. Thanks!!!!!!
    Last edited by TeamM3; 06-24-2004, 06:20 PM.

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  • Stan
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    Front of S14 engine FYI...



    Stan

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  • TeamM3
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    btw, that's an access hole into the frontside of the timing chain valley area at the front of the head, note there is another smaller threaded plug (Item 2) that fits through it to install on the backside of the valley, probably a coolant galley plug

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  • Stan
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    >>>Cant remember, but is that the plug for the oil galley? I could be wrong, I think its coolant or oil though<<<

    In the photo, the arrow is pointing to the access plate that permits easier service of the intake cam gear. It's just a metal plate with an o-ring and it's retained by those two fasteners. They often leak and a new o-ring and or goop should seal it right up.

    >>>apparently it's just a threaded plug, probably remove it, clean, and reseal with an appropriate thread sealer<<<

    Our heads have two halves. The cam carrier or upper half is the one with the arrow pointing to the access cover on it. The part you showed Mike, is on the actual "head" portion of the assembly. Very few production heads are built this way, part of why they are so pricey to produce.

    Stan

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  • TeamM3
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    apparently it's just a threaded plug, probably remove it, clean, and reseal with an appropriate thread sealer


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  • Matts M3
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    Cant remember, but is that the plug for the oil galley? I could be wrong, I think its coolant or oil though.

    Matt

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