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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:06 pm 
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EL Grrrr wrote:
arm79 wrote:
EL Grrrr wrote:
arm79 wrote:
EL Grrrr wrote:
Someone mentioned there was a way to get the timing chain cover off without having to resort to dropping the engine Sump ... I'd be interested to know how....

Easy. Take the head off first. :D

Undo the 4 bolts that go through the sump to the timing chain cover, tilt the cover forward and pull up.
Right that sounds like a good way to do it... only problem being if your not pulling the head off in the first place... but in this case it would work a treat for him...

I've done it that way on an Old toyota motor in the past... in fact they made the front sump bolts with particular attention to requiring removal of the timing cover.... but ford seems to think one should lift the motor and drop the sump if not removing the head...

Would that be the difference between Australian Engineering and Japanese

Well firstly, I think we both know that the timing chain doesn't require any service at all in an I6. There should never be a reason to pull the cover off, save snapping a chain or a guide. So why engineer the thing to be easily serviceable if its not a requirement.

And you dont have to pull the motor to remove the sump or cover. Undo the 20 bolts that hold the sump on and lower the front to get the cover off. Done.
Thanks for that FM ... I totally agree re: the not really likely to need replacing timing chain...
(ps the toyota had 300K on the clock when it started to rattle... and went another 150K before we let her go)....

I'm going to take your advice on the sump bit... I may have to remove the timing cover as I have a fairly bad oil leak from that region of the motor... It looks like it's coming from the timing tensioner area (can't be sure but think the O rings may be not doing the job)... and believe that area of timing cover can leak? ...

It could be the cover. But I doubt it. never actually seen an EF/EL leak from the top of the covers yet. But thats just me.

Tensioner is most likely. It uses a s**t o-ring to seal it that goes hard and leaks. Just take the p/s pump off and you can easily see if its that. I've done a couple so far. Its a 20/30 min fix.

Oh and P.S. Ive done 4 timing chains in the manner I described. Its a bit tight, but doable.
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