F355 Installing CAM covers - gaskets and sealant? - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 02-12-2015, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
dave rocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,872
Garage
Installing CAM covers - gaskets and sealant?

Greetings all,

So, what is the story with CAM cover gaskets? It looks like these come as one piece but need to be trimmed in the areas where the cams extend beyond the head.

I seem to recall reading that a sealant needs to be used in the corners?

Can someone confirm and maybe post a photo? The WSM has no specification on this.

Thanks in advance
dave rocks is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 02-12-2015, 01:29 PM
Owner
Elite Member
 
cribbj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,196
Dave, when you trim the ends of the gasket to fit or butt up against the other gasket material on the end covers, the dabs of silicone in the corners serve to "weld" the two loose ends together and hold them in place when you tighten the cover down. The 550 WSM shows it fairly well, and the 575M WSM has actual pics.

The 550 WSM is free for downloading from ferraridatabase.com, but you might consider picking up a 575M WSM from Daniel @ Ricambi. It's worth every penny of the $125 or $150 that he charges.

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

Maranello Skunkworks Team Member
cribbj is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 02-12-2015, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
dave rocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,872
Garage
dave rocks is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 Old 02-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Owner
Elite Member
 
cribbj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,196
Dave, here's a couple of pics from the 575M manual. It's far better than the old style manuals for pics & how to's.
Attached Images
   

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

Maranello Skunkworks Team Member
cribbj is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 02-12-2015, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
dave rocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,872
Garage
dave rocks is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 02-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Owner
Elite Member
 
tazandjan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,856
A good photo is worth a 1000 words.

Taz
Terry Phillips

Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.
tazandjan is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 02-13-2015, 02:05 AM
Owner
Elite Member
 
cribbj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,196
May as well post the initial part of the procedure:
Attached Images
 

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

Maranello Skunkworks Team Member
cribbj is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 02-13-2015, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
dave rocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,872
Garage
Thanks Again, John. It's nice to also see an advancement to the WSM's.
dave rocks is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 02-13-2015, 03:06 PM
Owner
 
Taz355's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alberta,california
Ferrari Life Posts: 379
I see i got to the party late looks like their pics are good. I know when i did mine i didnt use much silicone very similar to what their pics showed. Thw first time i did this i had to cleanup the engine a lot. The original owner had it serviced at a ferrari dealer and the mechanic put on a lot and their was silicone all over. I did doubke check the covers for being square and they were. I have never had leak issues.
Taz355 is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 02-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Owner
Sponsor
 
David @ FluentInFerrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sarasota FL
Ferrari Life Posts: 962
Quote:
Originally Posted by cribbj View Post
It's far better than the old style manuals for pics & how to's.
John, I'm trying hard not to come across as being sarcastic, particularly since you and I are friends... But, in all honesty, the last thing these manuals need are pretty pictures showing folks how to install gaskets and sealant. This sort of fluff is a given. Focused efforts need to be spent correcting the mountains of technical inaccuracies, inconsistencies and blatant errors that have existed for decades in the WSMs. Some of the 'apparent' translations are horrific and require very, very careful reading, even by seasoned pros, to figure out exactly what is to be measured, expected, desired result, etc. Other than the information contained within the older "Diagnostic Sheets" that most folks aren't even aware of and certainly not printed in the WSMs, the information that is provided is blatantly lacking on many fronts.

Sarasota Italian Garage, LLC
Sarasota, FL
www.fluentinferrari.com
[email protected]

**An independent facility with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA**

Last edited by David @ FluentInFerrari; 02-14-2015 at 11:37 AM.
David @ FluentInFerrari is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 02-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Owner
Elite Member
 
cribbj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,196
No worries David, your comments are always welcome, sarcastic or no , and I couldn't agree more on the inaccuracies and translations. In the old manuals I use the French as much or more as I do the English for the procedures.

'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

Maranello Skunkworks Team Member
cribbj is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 02-14-2015, 01:34 PM
Owner
Sponsor
 
David @ FluentInFerrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sarasota FL
Ferrari Life Posts: 962
C'est bon!

Sarasota Italian Garage, LLC
Sarasota, FL
www.fluentinferrari.com
[email protected]

**An independent facility with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA**
David @ FluentInFerrari is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 02-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Owner
 
Taz355's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alberta,california
Ferrari Life Posts: 379
I use the french a lot when doing my own services as well.

"mon tabernac! "
Taz355 is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 02-22-2015, 08:23 AM
Owner
 
silly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SoCal
Ferrari Life Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by David @ FluentInFerrari View Post
John, I'm trying hard not to come across as being sarcastic, particularly since you and I are friends... But, in all honesty, the last thing these manuals need are pretty pictures showing folks how to install gaskets and sealant. This sort of fluff is a given. Focused efforts need to be spent correcting the mountains of technical inaccuracies, inconsistencies and blatant errors that have existed for decades in the WSMs. Some of the 'apparent' translations are horrific and require very, very careful reading, even by seasoned pros, to figure out exactly what is to be measured, expected, desired result, etc. Other than the information contained within the older "Diagnostic Sheets" that most folks aren't even aware of and certainly not printed in the WSMs, the information that is provided is blatantly lacking on many fronts.
They are great at throwing up smoke screens.
Nothing an experienced quality oriented tech will have an issue sorting out.
Personally I only use the WSM to get an "opinion" Seems more fiction then anything LOL

As far Ferrari telling the truth. They could not if there life depended on it. It's there way of life.


94 F348 Challenge
95 F355 Challenge x 2
97 F355 Spider
silly is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale