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 Posted: 04-29-2020 06:57 pm
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Joined: 09-10-2012
Location: BROOKHAVEN, Georgia USA
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Just ran across this thread now and unfortunately, not in 2016 when this first appeared.
The cam seals MAY score the cam surface slightly; the trick is to move the seal just a little bit farther to create a "new" seal surface. This moving can be easily accomplished by using a wooden dowel with a hole in the center for the metric bolt and then slowly pushed in past the flush surface(as you call it) There is quite a bit of room between the oil drain hole and the backside of the seal.
One other thing: if you use the cheap aftermarket cam seals that have metal and not rubber on the outside, you will need to use the equivalent of #2 Permatex to seal there(just like the cheap 4 speed rear transmission seals)