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Does name brand matter for camshaft seals?

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:44 PM
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I've traced some oil seepage to my front exhaust camshaft seal. Thinking I might do them all once I'm that far in. Elrin seems to be widely available for 1/3 the price of OEM. Is this seal one of those items you should use ONLY OEM? Or is Elrin o.k.?
 
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:28 PM
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I only use OEM. If you decide to go aftermarket do not get any ORANGE ones. They will leak in no time at all.
 
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:15 PM
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Seals leaking usually means problems with crankcase ventilation. Volvo's are notorious for having breather box issues.
 
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