I'm going to paste the story below, and give the short version.
Head builder forgot to tighten one of the cam bearing caps. I've been chasing a leak for almost a weak. I thought it was the crank seal, then cam seals, then valve cover, etc I replaced all the seals, the cam seals (cam seals more than once). I bought a timing belt because the other one was so oily. (~ $100 and a lot of my time)
The head was rebuilt 4 months ago, and I found all of this now because I just got the car running.
Should I go in and say something, or are my lack of diagnostic skills too much to blame for the time and money spent fixing the problem.
If I should say something, what does a person say in this situation?
It's been a long journey chasing this oil leak, but I think I am going to have it beat tomorrow when I check again. After replacing the seals for the second time I was able to pinpoint exactly where the leak was originating. It appeared to be the seam where the cam bearing cap meets the head. I checked my manual at it says there should be some sealant under that cap, but it didn't look like there was any. I decided to pull the cap and put some on. Imagine the rage I felt when my wrench spun freely and the bolts were loose enough to spin with my fingers.
No ******* **** there was a leak. The guy who rebuilt the head tightened every cap but that one, and didn't put any sealant under either cam seal cap. I'm willing to bet that tomorrow I have no leak, I will have spent approximately 32 hrs trying to fix the leak, and spent $100 bucks on seals and a timing belt.
The head work was done 4 months ago, so I probably don't have any recourse with the head guy. Should I go in and say something or let it go???