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 Post subject: timing cover issues
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:19 pm 
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hi guys.

after finaly getting the 5ltr in the car and all ready to go i found the timing cover gasket was leakin. murphy aint nice cos it was basicly the only gasket i didnt change!!!
there looks like there may have been a small crack in it before hand and whem i got it off it had cracked even more. there freakin expensive to buy new and just wanted some thoughts..

should i

a, buy a new one (was quoted $350)?
b, use some gasket sealent and seal her up or would heat just crack it more?
c, get somone to weld it?

its been a nightmare and i would rather not spend any more money.
will put a pic of it up later so you can see the damage.
any thoughts would be great.
thanks japcrp

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: timing cover issues
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Do a search on here for links, then buy a new one from overseas for half the price. They also have corrosion issues so replacing it is a great way to reduce your down the line maintenance

your looking for a timing cover to suit the 94-95 mustang. Its unique. Except we have it as well.

Dont get the KC one - Ive heard lots of things about the crank opening being off-centre.

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 Post subject: Re: timing cover issues
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:49 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
Do a search on here for links, then buy a new one from overseas for half the price. They also have corrosion issues so replacing it is a great way to reduce your down the line maintenance

your looking for a timing cover to suit the 94-95 mustang. Its unique. Except we have it as well.

Dont get the KC one - Ive heard lots of things about the crank opening being off-centre.

Nigel


thanks nigel i think its a case of do i wait to get one from the us or do i deal with it? i still have the one off the old engine but im a little afrade i will have the same issue.
thanks again and if anyone knows where i can get one cheap asap in melbourne/aus please let me know
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 Post subject: Re: timing cover issues
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:16 am 
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The KC ones are a bit hit and miss; however, Repco sold me a dud one(had alloy slag all over it from the casting process...)and ordered another in from SA(was suprisingly cleaned up when I received it...). Their service was great in sourcing a functional one and their mechanic checked it for me(they have issues with the company as well!!).

Just check the diameters of the openings and, if within specs, will be ok. I will give a big +1 for the PITA factor in changing them over - a job I dont want to do again for a loooong time!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: timing cover issues
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:55 am 
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No point stuffing around with it, get a new one.

This one in particular

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/ite ... ming-Cover

Make sure you get a genuine Ford front seal. Much better than the aftermarket ones.

 

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 Post subject: Re: timing cover issues
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:09 am 
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i think i will check the one on the old motor first as im itchin to get her goin. i found this one on ebay in the us. said they would ship it for $105 us

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

will still take a week or so to get to me :(

thanks for the help guys
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:12 am 
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Hmmm. Im thinking about getting a few of these for myself....
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 Post subject: Re: timing cover issues
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:08 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
Hmmm. Im thinking about getting a few of these for myself....

dam it if you were in melbs we could work somethin out oh well.
checked the other one but its really pitted and all round stuffed. looks like i will order one anyway so i will have to wait :(
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