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Default Oil leak from timing chain cover

I have a slight oil leak from the timing chain cover, nothing to bad but how hard is it to replace a gasket? Do I have to pull the heads? Help is appreciated. Thanks guys.


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Are you positive the oil isn't leaking from the front crank shaft seal? That's a more typical leak location that not all that hard to fix.

The other typical oil leak location is from the Oil filter adapter. Usually the block to adapter gasket will leak. The oil runs down the block and around the oil pan gasket. Often is mistaken for a pan gasket leak.
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It's on top of the motor like where the head meets the block almost in front of the alternator it's a 96 gt btw. Ill post a pic tonight it's on both sides where it slopes down into the v shape if that makes sense.


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You don't have to pull the heads if it is the cover leaking, the r/r on the timing cover is not too bad, basic tools other than the balancer puller... shouldn't take long to fix, couple hours at most.
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You don't have to pull the heads if it is the cover leaking, the r/r on the timing cover is not too bad, basic tools other than the balancer puller... shouldn't take long to fix, couple hours at most.
Thanks man! Really appreciate it!


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PITA I thought. Just a bunch of little stuff to remove. :nogrinner
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