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PostSubject: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:09 pm

Strange question:
Took the timing cover off the 96 lt-1 to replace seals, when I pulled it off and knocked out the 3 front seals I found a circular spring fell out with the seals/gaskets its very tightly wound and thin making a complete circles about a 1 1/2" diameter maybe. at first I thought it was an o-ring. It's definitely a spring, very delicate.
Any idea what the HELL this thing is/goes to?

Will try for pics tomorrow if no one knows what Im talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:03 am

The water pump seal on my Camaro had a small spring inside of it. It's unlike the teflon seals that all my other cars have/had. It's a bit smaller than that though. I always assumed this was an early version of the seal since this car had low mileage.
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PostSubject: Re: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:15 am

So it's probably just a part of one of the bigger front seals?
Id believe that. I kinda sorta had to man handle those seals to get them to come out.
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PostSubject: Re: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:08 am

Now I remember where I seen that similar type of seal before with springs, valve stem seals http://www.gmcmotorsport.co.uk/images/uploads/stemseal.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:50 am

It sounds like one of the front seals, either opti or the crank one.
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PostSubject: Re: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:21 pm

They often use springs to maintain the shape of the seal

It would be easy to determine by looking at the replacement out of the kit?

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PostSubject: Re: NAME THAT PART!!!!!   Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:37 pm

95brmw wrote:
It sounds like one of the front seals, either opti or the crank one.

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