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GrahamInv,

I suspect that the short life of the replacement cam seals was due to engine oil attacking the seal material. If they were aftermarket parts, they may have not been made from the correct polymer compound. Some materials like viton are compatible with oil but have temperature limits. I found out about this the hard way.
In any case, I would not blame it on the oil.
Where did you have the cam seals replaced the first time? Do you know if they replacement seals were OEM?

Regards,
The Chief
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