406 V6 oil leak

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    Seem to have a slight oil leak which garage suspects is from a cam cover and
    they tell me that it can't be rejointed and requires replacement cover. Can
    anyone shed any light?

    Thanks

    Peter
     
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    Terrence McDonnell

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    Try to remove Cam covers.
    Clean surfaces with brake cleaner or petrol.
    Put high temperature and low sensitivity silicone on both surfaces leave dry for several minutes.
    Replace cam covers gently so as to ensure that silicone remains between all the surface area of the joining face gap.
    Replace the bolts and nip up lightly ( just a little past finger tight) ensuring that the silicone is not force out totally from joining faces.
    Next day tighten abit more with 8 mm socket. Firm but not real tight.
     
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    be generous with silicone. But not exclusively.
     
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    Terrence McDonnell

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    My 1999 3lt V6 has an ongoing oil leak which I can't find?
    Have noted that the oil level indcation gauge on the dash is not indicating?( perhaps there is a connection not connecting?)
    Leak is must be above the exhaust systems as the smell is of burning oil.
    Is there a list of peugeot 3lt V6 common faults re engine oil leaks that someone could point me to?

    Have resealed the cam covers which were leaking that badly to the point of filling the spark plug recesses then over flowing onto the exhaust manifolds
    One could have thought that the vehicle was on fire with all the smoke pouring out from under the bonnet.
    Also replace the vacuum fume extraction hoses from the cam boxes that were fractured. (with hoses.)
    Any heal would be appreciated
    Regards
    Terry McDonnell
     
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