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Re: Removing timing cover procedure...
Posted by 02 Viggen (more from 02 Viggen) on Wed, 9 Oct 2019 15:38:13
In Reply to: Re: Removing timing cover procedure..., Steven, Sun, 6 Oct 2019 20:00:14
The seal between the head and the timing cover is a known leak point as it is. Oil leakage from that area gets on the serp belt - that's what led to my second 9000T head gasket replacement. Trying to slide the timing cover into the space between an intact oil pan and an intact cylinder head would be a very tight fit, and the gasket compound that you're supposed to put on the top surface of the timing cover would certainly be wiped off, causing a poor seal. Now, maybe it's possible to do the job by dropping the oil pan, but I wouldn't know.
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