- 2014 CX-5 Touring
lol it's RTV, it's not like it suddenly spoils on a particular date. It's fine. I've used Permatex sealant that I've had sitting around in the garage for many years, never been a problem.
Yes, I agree. That just speaks how long your OEM RTV had been sitting on the shelf at your Mazda dealer. In any events when I’m getting the OEM RTV for my ATF pan, I’d pay some attention to the expiration date making sure the one I get hasn’t been expired yet.lol it's RTV, it's not like it suddenly spoils on a particular date. It's fine. I've used Permatex sealant that I've had sitting around in the garage for many years, never been a problem.
So partsouq still has the best price for OEM Oil Control Valve? Did you get OCV from partsouq in United Arab Emirates through eBay or directly from its website? Get it within a week from UAE that has to be an air shipping. I wonder how much shipping you had paid?Finally got around to ordering the VVT solenoid valve from partsouq, should have it next week. Hopefully no more oil leaks after that! As far as I know it's currently the only leak the car has.
Any updates?Came out to ~$130 shipped. There's another one on eBay from a seller in Japan, for a little less money but more shipping. This one from UAE ends up being a bit less with shipping.
US dealers want $220+ for them!
Does the OCV look like genuine Mazda part? A week is pretty fast shipped from UAE.nope, other than I received the part about a week after ordering. Part is still sitting on the work bench.
I guess you’ll find out when you replace the leaky OCV and can compare the two side by side.Other than the fact that it came in a Mazda parts box (and bag inside) with the usual OEM parts label, I don't really know how to check if it's a genuine part or not.
Thanks for the update! So you reused old valve cover gasket and OCV rubber O-ring gasket?Since the old valve must have been leaking internally through the wire harness pins, the harness clip got oil all up inside it. To avoid contaminating the new OCV, I de-pinned the harness plug and cleaned all parts using brake cleaner, warm water, and also a pipe cleaner (nowadays they're called "fuzzy sticks")
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I also got the valve cover all cleaned up from the oil that had leaked out of the old OCV, and reinstalled it with fresh Mazda sealant at the 4 locations specified in the FSM. Now I have the bolts hand-tight and am waiting an hour before torquing the bolts to final spec.
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Whoa that looks cool, might have to pick up one of those!Great thread since I haven't been here in a while!!!
I seen a lot of the Toyota/Lexus mechanics using this type of device for RTV or FIPG
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