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I took it out & i replaced. The o-ring & valve cover gasket. Is there another. Seal That goes between the head & distributor? When i got the engine i noticed the leak.. I have the abf motor if that means anything.. has anyone experience this problem??
 

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yes, there is a seal inside of the distributor, it is rare to find now because they arent replaced too often.. easiest thing to do is get another dist..
 

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If it isn't leaking into the distributor, it isn't the internal seal. More than likely the gasket part that goes around the dist shaft. Also try lubing the o-ring with oil before installing. Might be that is too dry and breaking on installation...
 

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Mine did that too. I replaced the green o ring around the distributor, but it ended up still leaking. Bought a new distributor, still leaking. So I put a little bit of rtv sealant against the mating surface of the distributor and the head and it hasn't leaked since. Some actually put a bit of sealant on the inner portion where the distributor slides into. That works fine too.

If yours is leaking internally, you can rebuild it and replace the seal. I tried to do that with mine, but I couldn't get the damn pin out.
 
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