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I have a 2004 Kia Rio and there seems to be an oil leak from

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Hi I have a 2004 Kia Rio and there seems to be an oil leak from the head. It looks very much like it is coming from the cam seal which is the oppersite end to the cam belt. Can these seals be purchased? And what are the steps to replacing them?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you been burning oil lately?
Customer: 42000 miles and I am loosing very little oil, but it will not go through an MOT with any oil leak.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes as I am confident I can do it
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tightening retainer nuts and cleaning around the ignition system
JA: Is there anything else the Kia Mechanic should be aware of about your Kia?
Customer: Not really as the car is running well. Thank you
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  camerontech replied 4 months ago.

hi there

im cam, a licenced auto technician

there are no rear cam seals on these engines.

IS it the valve cover you are talking about?

if not , than can you possibly take and post a picture of your oil leak or the seals your are talking about?


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