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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:44 pm 
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About to replace the timing case cover on my EB V8.

Has anyone ever done this before? and if so are there any tricks of the trade that I should take into account whilst doing it?

Cheers if anyone can lend thier wisdom!

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:55 pm 
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I take it you know the price of the replacement covers, about $800 from Ford last time I checked. To replace it you have to drop the sump, might be able to do it enough with the engine still in the car otherwise just undo the engine mounts and lift the engine slightly. Then remove the harmonic balancer, might help to take the radiator out for room too, once they are out, just remove the bolts and take it out (can leave the waterpump attached to the cover or remove it, whatever is easier.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:21 am 
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I learn't a long time ago that you should never buy from a Ford dealer when it comes to Parts.

I found a reco'd one for $165 and the whole thing looks brand new, so it should be a good thing.

I am told by a mechanic friend of mine that you can drop the sump just far enough without having to lift the motor. Hopefully that is the case, as it could be a bit of a handfull otherwise.

Cheers anyway. Will be doing the job over the next weekend so will keep my fingers crossed untill I am finished.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:29 am 
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Just make sure the cover is the correct one, there are a lot of aftermarket ones around, I have seen them on ebay and in some speed shops, and they are not the same as the aussie 5L cover. They may fit but they require a different waterpump at a minimum. Being able to drop the sump with the engine in the car is a huge bonus, it should be fairly straight forward them.
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:07 am 
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finding the right gaskets is hard. we did one not long ago and that was the biggest time waster.

also remove the radiator, yah will find the extra room helpfull.

ummm... cant think of anything else atm but wiil post it if anything comes to mind.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:19 am 
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You DON'T have to drop sump..Just undo / loosen front bolts then all the way to back just enough to lower front of sump to get front cover back in...The sump gasget is quite strong, it will seal up, but use some silastic...
You don't even need to lift engine...May as well replace timing chain while its apart? Rollmaster for $80.00

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:06 pm 
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You DON'T have to drop sump..Just undo / loosen front bolts then all the way to back just enough to lower front of sump to get front cover back in...The sump gasget is quite strong, it will seal up, but use some silastic...
You don't even need to lift engine...May as well replace timing chain while its apart? Rollmaster for $80.00
yeah i agree this is how ive done old school windsors
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:53 pm 
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Phil,
I recently changed the timing cover on my EL v8 and after much running around I found that Kilkenny castings make an aftermarket timing cover to suit EB thru to EL for $330.I got it from Coventrys.I also got a gasket set including crank seal for $28 also from coventrys.
I found the job very easy to do.No need to remove radiator.Just remove the belt pulley from the harmonic ballancer then put the bolts back in.Lever between the bolts to undo the crank bolt with a socket and knuckle bar.Invest in a harmonic balancer puller..They are great.
Loosen sump bolts either side about 3 or 4 bolts.Be sure to seal around the front crank seal as a poor seal here interferes with crankcase pressures and stuffs the EFI system around??
Hope this helps
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