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I had a bad oil leak and looked like it was coming from the valve cover gasket. So I changed that out. When there I figured a replacement of the camshaft sel was in order.

I was unable to get the plug out cleanly and ripped up the rubber plug in the process and have still to remove it. Any suggestion on how to remove it? and where to find a replacement plug?
 

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Cam plug? It's less than $6. You'll have to pop the valve cover off to replace it. Common replacement item :)
I had the valve cover off when I tried to remove it. I also loosened the bolts near the cam plug but it was very hard to remove. Should I try to prod from inside the case to pop out the gasket and plug? Should I try to spread apart the case part holding the plug?

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Try removing the cap over the cam plug. They're usually set in really well with use of Hondabond or other grey RTV silicon.
Thats what i tried to do first. I have ripped off pieces of the plug in the process. I just left it in and have been driving my other car.

I just called Napa, my closest parts store and they don't have a cam plug in their parts computer. Who else should I try to get a cam plug for an integra?
 

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Thats what i tried to do first. I have ripped off pieces of the plug in the process. I just left it in and have been driving my other car.

I just called Napa, my closest parts store and they don't have a cam plug in their parts computer. Who else should I try to get a cam plug for an integra?
That also tends to happen as the part is made of plastic and with heat cycles, it does become brittle.
 

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That also tends to happen as the part is made of plastic and with heat cycles, it does become brittle.
Yep and I have had two overheat incidences with a stuck thermo and a leak in my radiator fluid in the past.

Who would have thought an Acura dealer would be a good place to find this part.
 

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Uh Oh
Now I'm confused. I had the cap spinning and moving so it was not stuck in there but so much rubber had come off I was not able to grab it. So I just removed the entire piece holding it in.

There was no cam seal behind it. Did I pull the wrong cap? It was the cap in the front right side of the engine (mechanics left), just above the coolant hose entering the engine block.

Here are pictures. What did I do wrong?
 

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Looks like they sold me a cam seal, which goes on the other side of the engine and requires removing the timing belt. Lets hope I never have to go there. I just need to replace the cam plug on that side, according to my recent research.
 

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You're correct, they sold you the wrong part. I went ahead and purchased an aftermarket one for my teg from Dean C25A1Guy but have yet to replace my cam seal. If you want the OE part then the Acura part number is 12513-P72-003. Runs $5.67 from oemacuraparts.com
 

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You're correct, they sold you the wrong part. I went ahead and purchased an aftermarket one for my teg from Dean C25A1Guy but have yet to replace my cam seal. If you want the OE part then the Acura part number is 12513-P72-003. Runs $5.67 from oemacuraparts.com
I thought you got it already?
 

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I thought you got it already?
Yes I did but I paid over $10 locally, which I don't mind since I could not find the part on AcuraOEM using either the part # search, or plugging in Cam Plug.

Now I just have to figure out how to get the extra oil I put in, now that it's not leaking.

Which is easier open the drain on the bottom or use a suction gun from the top?
 

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go to a honda dealer...they got em...cheap...ive done it before too....once the cap peels off,,, u see the metal cup/sleeve...just work a screw driver till it pops out or u can get something to grab it..be carefull...dont use alot of force
 

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I thought you got it already?
I did, just hadn't had time to replace it. Its all done now.


Yes I did but I paid over $10 locally, which I don't mind since I could not find the part on AcuraOEM using either the part # search, or plugging in Cam Plug.

Now I just have to figure out how to get the extra oil I put in, now that it's not leaking.

Which is easier open the drain on the bottom or use a suction gun from the top?
Probably would have cost you a little more than that after shipping for the one part. As for your extra oil.... time for an oil change. :D
 
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