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Old April 10th, 2012, 06:15   #31
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josh8loop,

Any update...?

Mine's leaking, too....:>(

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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:25   #32
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Just looked at lunch because of this thread and mine is leaking too...
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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:38   #33
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josh8loop,
Any update...?
Mine's leaking, too....:>(
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I'm not sure if mine is fixed or not- I have a leaky valve cover that tends to muddy the results. Maybe someone who has a good non leaky valve cover that has done the BRM "O" ring replacement method could chime in? I can say however that anything would have been better than the squared off, worn down plastic feeling "O" ring I removed though! In a couple weeks I plan to get my Valve cover leak sorted out, and realign my drivers side cam bearing cap(since it is slightly misaligned causing potential oil leak path) and I should know results shortly after that.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 18:35   #34
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Bump... Any word Josh?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:33   #35
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Yes, I do have an update but am affraid it is still not conclusive enough for me. I ended up removing the valve cover to replace it with another used one to stop the oil leaks coming from that area. While I was in there, I went ahead and loosened my cam bearing cap on the vac pump side and tried to get it straight-the previous owner had a head job done, and there was a small step on the side of the head where the vac pump seals that was slightly detectable with a fingernail. I straightened it out pretty good, and used some fine grit sandpaper on a flat block to ensure the whole vac pump sealing surface it totally flat. Unfortunately I still have a leak from some where. The valve cover oil leaks are pesky because they can travel making you think other things are leaking when they are not. I am fairly certain that my oil leaks are not coming from the vac pump seals, but with a leaky valve cover I cannot totally prove it. The Mcmaster Carr "O" rings I picked up are slightly undersized by .006"(74x2.85mm vs 74x3mm), but I believe they are close enough. The sure bet would be to go with a supplier that will give you a full 3mm thick O ring or the BRM oil filter "O" ring as mentioned above. FWIW
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Old June 26th, 2012, 05:54   #36
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Well, I am behind on positing my findings as it has been a long process of trying this or that. The replacement O-ring from the BRM filter appeared to be the fix but it wasn’t too long and the small leak was back.
At first I thought it might be my value cover gasket so I added some DIY gasket in that corner including in the corners of the cam bearing seals near vac pump.
Nope, still the same issue, so before trying to install my new vac pump I purchased from BoraParts, oh did I mention I did replace the vac pump seal twice. I took the vac pump off again, clean the surfaces, thought I saw a few nicks or scratches that could cause a leak so I added some DIY gasket around the entire vac pump only, reinstalled and started driving.
BINGO !! After several attempts at various tests, this one appears to have done the trick !!! So far to date 06/25/2012, no leak. When I get time I will post a few pictures of what I saw and what I ended up doing with hopes this might help someone like a lot of you have for me. Thanks everyone !!
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Josh, the one you sent me is holding well so far.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 23:03   #38
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Well, I am behind on positing my findings as it has been a long process of trying this or that. The replacement O-ring from the BRM filter appeared to be the fix but it wasn’t too long and the small leak was back.
At first I thought it might be my value cover gasket so I added some DIY gasket in that corner including in the corners of the cam bearing seals near vac pump.
Nope, still the same issue, so before trying to install my new vac pump I purchased from BoraParts, oh did I mention I did replace the vac pump seal twice. I took the vac pump off again, clean the surfaces, thought I saw a few nicks or scratches that could cause a leak so I added some DIY gasket around the entire vac pump only, reinstalled and started driving.
BINGO !! After several attempts at various tests, this one appears to have done the trick !!! So far to date 06/25/2012, no leak. When I get time I will post a few pictures of what I saw and what I ended up doing with hopes this might help someone like a lot of you have for me. Thanks everyone !!

Yes, would be really nice to see some photos of what you found and what you did to fix it. I've had a heck of a hard time with mine!
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Old July 27th, 2012, 23:04   #39
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Josh, the one you sent me is holding well so far.

Good, I'm glad to hear that seems to have worked for you Now maybe I'll get my issue resolved sometime
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Old July 29th, 2012, 20:45   #40
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Sorry for the delay, here is a few photos of my confirmed successful repair. After replacing the pump seal twice with a new one, rebuilding the pump with no success. I purchased and was about to install a new pump when I took another look, saw a few knicks and thought, " What the heck, lets try the DIY gasket seal. So far to date, " No leaks ".

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 05:27   #41
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Well, it appears I spoke too soon, as of last night I noticed a small leak again and will start monitoring it more closely to see if the issue has come back !! Sorry guys, thought by chance I got lucky but I see I am joining a few that have been down this road seeing same results. Back to the drawing board.......
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Don't feel too bad, mine still weeps a bit also. I think it's has lessened though. You mentioned the nicks on the sealing surfaces. I went to the extreme of using some really fine grit wet/dry sandpaper attached to a straight block and wet sanded all vac pump mounting areas cautiously. I need to inspect it again to see how things look now and will try to report back.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:34   #43
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Don't feel too bad, mine still weeps a bit also. I think it's has lessened though. You mentioned the nicks on the sealing surfaces. I went to the extreme of using some really fine grit wet/dry sandpaper attached to a straight block and wet sanded all vac pump mounting areas cautiously. I need to inspect it again to see how things look now and will try to report back.
When you removed that end cam bearing cap, did you place a small dab of rtv under the cap ends against the head? If you dont it can leak from between the head and cap.
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Anyone have an update on finding the proper O ring for a leaking vacuum pump? A guy in this thread says he has found one that works.

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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:29   #45
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Anyone have an update on finding the proper O ring for a leaking vacuum pump? A guy in this thread says he has found one that works.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...74#post4057074
I went to buy an oil filter kit for the BRM engine, and was handed the same filter and O-ring set I get for my ALH engine.

And to be clear, there are two seals involved. There is a purpose-built molded seal that matches one of the seal grooves and then there is another seal groove that you can get the big filter o-ring to fit into. In this second case, you're putting a round o-ring into a not-round seal groove.

And full disclosure---I haven't done this yet. It sounds like you need one of the Permatex products and maybe a bit of luck. The clearance (on my ALH) is pretty tight. I stopped because I needed to acquire some tools or drain some coolant. I was hoping to get the tools. (I needed a very short 10mm socket, but I might just punt and drain some coolant.)

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