follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Speed By Design
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Toyota GR86, 86, FR-S and Subaru BRZ Forum & Owners Community - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB

Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB Problems, issues, recalls, TSBs


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
jpeaslee
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Drives: 02 Toyota 4Runner
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Leak after Racseng Cam Plate

I had a leaky cam plate on the BRZ that I just picked up, so I got a Raceseng cam plate to fix it. Even after reinstalling it several times I still have a small leak that accumulates at the bottom of the bottom corner of the plate and drips onto the exhaust manifold. I've tried installing it exactly per the instructions, with oiling the o ring, without oiling the o ring, and the guys at raceseng even recommended putting a ring of RTV all the way around the opening. They ended up sending me a new cam plate in case the first one was somehow warped, same deal.

On this most recent install, I noticed the little black rubber rib at the bottom of the opening isn't completely connected for the first 1/4". What does it do, does this matter?
jpeaslee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
Tt3Sheppard
Senior Member
 
Tt3Sheppard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: Whiteout FR-S
Location: MA
Posts: 1,235
Thanks: 150
Thanked 289 Times in 187 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
I have the same issue going to try reinstalling again with more rtv
__________________
2013 Ford Focus St
2013 Scion FR-S
2007 Honda Civic Si
2003 Acura RSX Type-S
1998 Ford Escort ZX2
Tt3Sheppard is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Tt3Sheppard For This Useful Post:
humfrz (04-02-2017)
Old 04-02-2017, 03:10 PM   #3
humfrz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Drives: 2013 FR-S, white, MT
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 29,264
Thanks: 27,746
Thanked 30,545 Times in 15,965 Posts
Mentioned: 696 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tt3Sheppard View Post
I have the same issue going to try reinstalling again with more rtv
There ya go ......

Yep, I suggest you goop it up good ...... then tighten down the bolts evenly ....... starting with the bolt on the side that was leaking ......


humfrz
humfrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 04:48 PM   #4
exE36M3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Drives: 2013 BRZ
Location: NorCal
Posts: 331
Thanks: 165
Thanked 173 Times in 93 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Ok, I'll say it, this was THE lamest upgrade/repair part I ever spent $75 on.
When you look at the o-ring and cam facing side of the plate, you think - aw man that's nice, it lines right up with the cam profile, yay!

And then the installation reality sets in...

1. It's just an aluminum plate and the supplied o-ring doesn't do a darn thing.
2. The two dabs of grey silicone here and there (per the instructions)... don't seal a darn thing
3. You wait overnight to let it all set and then go for a drive... and oil is pouring out from the cam seams.

And then after 2 or 3 tries (each time clean and scraping) and thinking *maybe* you got a bad unit or were installing it wrong... you read more threads online like...

1. Reuse the old cam plate
2. Razor blade scrape off all the old silicone off the old plate and scrub off the old silicone from the cam port with a green dish pad and WD-40.
3. Use a Synthetic oil formulated black silicone and run a 1/4" thick bead around the old plate (following the ring pattern already there).
4. Apply the old plate (with silicon from step 3) and seat on pam port with 3 bolts BUT tighten down to about .5mm of fully seating. This will allow the silicon to slightly squish and form around cam plate, seams, port, etc.
5. Wait 12 hours. Then torque down.

No more leaks. Total repair cost, about $10.
exE36M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to exE36M3 For This Useful Post:
DocWalt (12-05-2022), humfrz (04-14-2017), MJones_RB (05-19-2017), Opie (12-06-2022), pward08 (03-24-2018), RedReplicant (02-17-2022), strat61caster (12-20-2022), SuperTom (12-28-2019), Wally86 (12-05-2022)
Old 12-05-2022, 04:58 AM   #5
Falkon240
Member
 
Falkon240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2022
Drives: 2013 FRS
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 59
Thanks: 20
Thanked 27 Times in 19 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Wish I saw this before I bought a Verus cam plate. ��

Will be going back to OEM I guess!
__________________

IG
2013 Scion FR-S
2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
1998 Nissan 240SX KA24DET
Falkon240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2022, 02:19 AM   #6
Decep
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Drives: 2013 FR-S Series 10
Location: CA
Posts: 1,060
Thanks: 166
Thanked 492 Times in 323 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
The o-ring on that product is basically useless, and you still have to glop on plenty of RTV.. which means you have to do a really good job of scraping all the old stuff off or you won't get a good seal.
__________________
2013 FR-S 10 Series ~75k (SOLD)
RCE SS-1 Coilovers
Corsa Catback
Edelbrock Supercharger installed @ 50k
Decep is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cam Plate Leak Repair Extreme86 DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 52 06-14-2020 12:13 PM
OIL LEAK STILL PRESENT AFTER INSTALLING NAMELESS PERFORMANCE PLATE pszuvela Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 13 05-11-2015 04:45 PM
Is Raceseng cam plate really works? No Oil leak yet. skyloran Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 16 06-03-2014 04:04 PM
Raceseng | Cam Plate - Stop your oil leak! Raceseng Groupbuys 63 10-18-2013 04:31 PM
Raceseng | Cam Plate - Stop your oil leak! Raceseng Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 2 09-21-2013 08:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.