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The title says it all really I'll after the torque settings and specifcations for the Kv6 2.5 engines in the Carnival.

I've got a top end oil leak looks like it's at the "front" either cam oil seal or actual head gasket itself. I want to check that it's al bolted down right I just cannot find the detail for this engine...

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So no body knows then?

Anyone got any google-fu to get the answers from elsewhere?
 

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Thanks for that and thanks to Conglomerate for his upload...
 

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OK had a poke around and I have a quite massive oil leak in the cam belt area...

It actually runs out from under the cam cover on the front bank on top of the frontcover.

possibly camshaft oil seal???

Anyone got any hints...
 

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Its not unusual for a rebuild to get the camshaft seals wrong way round.
The kia parts go only one way - they have grooves in 'em that resist oil flow.
There's an arrow on em..
If installed wrong side/rotation oil just spills out...

Also, not uncommon to have seals just get hard and start leaking.
If you have oil dripping out of the cam covers, then its the seals..
You'll have to take camshaft pulley off and loosen the head cover at the end. Pry out old seal & replace.
Put all back together with new seal & away ya go.

Align the cam belt good though...

Prolonged running with this sort of leak can start melting the damn head cover to cam shaft at the seal end
Starts tearing little aluminium bits out & smearing around. nasty.
 

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Holey thread revival...

But how much of a job is this to do and how common are the oil seal failures.

I've worked on almost all of my cars in the past but I've got a real phobia about this one.
 

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Don't stress over it.

Its getting the timing belt fixed up again after you need to get right.
The front engine camshaft seals fairly easy as the timing gears easy to fit on/off.
The rear gears more problem due to lining up their timing marks correct.

Don't live with your leak, could be doing some shaft damage..
Oil seals not unusual to develop problems every 150,000km
Its a hot engine on left bank especially..
rubber gets stiff and old.
 

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I'd suggest removal of the plastic engine cover.

But you are in chilly Victoria - the cover is mainly cosmetic up here in the tropics,
- keeps too much heat around engine...
 
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