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Old 01-25-2012, 01:37 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

Hello.
So my car has a tiny oil leak where the alternator mounts at the top. Is there any kind of liquid caskets i could apply in the top of the gasket already in place between the cover and the block to eliminate the leak.

Like i said, leak is tiny, but its there.
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Default Re: Timing cover - tiny oil leak.

No idea on what's a quick fix, but then again, maybe you don't want just a "quick fix." Might want to think about putting some time & elbow grease into it.

How much oil are you losing?
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Default Re: Timing cover - tiny oil leak.

is only going to get worst
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:17 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

Like i said, its tiny the oil loss is barely noticeable. IT might just be some excess oil that was on the block meting due to heat and roiling down as when i was refiling the oil, i spilled some.

If it keeps going, im selling the car. No way im pulling everything the 3rd time. Nope. No.
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

degrease the engine and clean the area off and start looking for the leak.
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

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Hello.
So my car has a tiny oil leak where the alternator mounts at the top. Is there any kind of liquid caskets i could apply in the top of the gasket already in place between the cover and the block to eliminate the leak.

Like i said, leak is tiny, but its there.
Thanks.
you might have to re-apply a new gasket seal throughout the whole timing cover. putting RTV on top of the leak wont work for long.
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

Seems to come from where the bolt that holds the timing cover in the area. Going to tighten it a bit, see where that takes me.
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

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Seems to come from where the bolt that holds the timing cover in the area. Going to tighten it a bit, see where that takes me.
don't over torque them
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

Originally Posted by NiZMo1o1 View Post
don't over torque them
Yeah aware of that. Broke one already when was doing the tensioner job.
I REALLY do not want to do the cover again, hopefully giving more torque solves the problem.
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

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Yeah aware of that. Broke one already when was doing the tensioner job.
I REALLY do not want to do the cover again, hopefully giving more torque solves the problem.
what silicone did you use ? IIRC there is different grades,

I acutally have a tube of Grey Nissan silicone that you can purchase that works well.

on my past motors Ive used Silicone Sealants

its a bit pricey for the tube but it has never failed me or others at the race track
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:55 PM   Thread Starter #11
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Default Re: Timing Cover - Tiny Oil Leak

Originally Posted by NiZMo1o1 View Post
what silicone did you use ? IIRC there is different grades,

I acutally have a tube of Grey Nissan silicone that you can purchase that works well.

on my past motors Ive used Silicone Sealants

its a bit pricey for the tube but it has never failed me or others at the race track
I used that NAPA black gasket maker, needs 24 hours to dry. I did let it dry about 10 min before actually putting the cover back on. Then let the car sit for a good 48 hours before cranking/putting in oil.
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