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Old 06-29-2012, 01:27 PM
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timing cover pushed away from block?

has anyone ever seen this before?


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i bought a 2000 prelude with a h22a4 that had a bad oil leak and i figure i would just buy a long block and swap it out right. the owner said that the car runs but spills oil all over the place, and i started to pull the motor out and realized that the lower timing cover is pushed away from the block about a 1/4 inch. I'm sure thats where its leaking cause there are no holes on the outside of the block. what could make this nonsense occur?
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Re: timing cover pushed away from block?

The timing cover doesn't hold back any oil, it just prevents dirt/rocks/braches/debris from getting into all the timing belt/gears and components.

But BEHIND the timing cover are some oil seals which are notorious for leaking; I'll put money on those are whats leaking. Or the balancer shaft seal RETAINER, also notorious for falling off and the seal popping out.

And the timing cover coming off, is prolly due to one or a coupla missing bolts.
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Re: timing cover pushed away from block?

Sorry to thread jack but if the oil seals begind the timing cover are leaking is there a way to see if they really are leaking by taking off the timing belt cover and not the whole valve cover?
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Re: timing cover pushed away from block?

thanks for the info i will be pulling the motor and inspecting it more carefully. any advice?
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Sorry to thread jack but if the oil seals begind the timing cover are leaking is there a way to see if they really are leaking by taking off the timing belt cover and not the whole valve cover?
Yup, by taking the crank pulley off, which I would say is 10 times harder than taking the valve cover off. Than the ~8 10mm bolts holding the lower cover on.


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thanks for the info i will be pulling the motor and inspecting it more carefully. any advice?
Just take your time lifting the motor.
Lift a coupla inches, than double check all wiring, hoses, lines, mounts, etc.
Lift a coupla more inches, double check everything again.
Repeat, until the engine is 5 feet in the air
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Re: timing cover pushed away from block?

Lol dang, Forget that. I want to paint my VC anyways.
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