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Cam cap sealant missing: side-effects?

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Hi everyone.

I have put about 40k km on the first engine I rebuild and am ironing out minor details with the whole package (Mods, tune, maintenance).

One thing I missed was the sealant thats required between the high pressure fuel pump and the rest of the cylinder head. Unfortunately the service manual I was following did not have this detail.

Was hoping to pick some brains here on what you think the side effects would be if this step was missed?

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Thanks,

Phil.

worst case is a small weep of oil from there