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Why is oil leaking out of timing cover?

Why is oil leaking out of timing cover

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Bad gasket. Sometimes the seals around the valve stems break down and end up clogging the return oil holes. When this happens you get a flood of oil on top where it seeks a way to get out.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Testimonial: "thanks for the advice,im gona take valve cover off and check it out,also the seals on both ends of valve cover gasket could be leaking,and I was checking how tight the valve cover bolts were and the bolt on the timing cover side was really lose,so it could very well be coming through that way,i figure just taking off valve cover will tell all and I will check return holes,thankyou have a good day!"

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