Question about 2003 Ford Mondeo
Leaking timing cover gasket 1.8 petrol what is the book time to replace?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your new gasket has tabs that make it easy to set in place; the tabs hold the position properly on the cylinder head. The gasket also has the rubber coating to establish a tight seal between the cylinder head and the the valve cover, even if there is slight damage or warping. Proper torque for the valve cover bolts is between 50-100 in-lbs., which is about 8 ft-lbs for a maximum.
If you have the gasket properly set, and proper torque on the valve cover bolts, you should not leak.
If you still experience a leak after double checking the gasket and the bolt torque, I would replace the valve cover itself. You will find several at most any salvage yard, and probablly will cost you $10.00 or less for a used valve cover.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
If you have oil coming down between the transmission and the engine where they meet your problem is with the rear main seal. It seals the back of the crankshaft so no oil comes out. Over time it tends to leak especially if the oil changes haven't been done on time or you live on dirt roads. Where the transmission and engine meet there should be a metal shield but it may be already removed. Just pry that back and see if there is oil. Depending on the color tells your rear main seal for the engine or the front seal on the transmission. Hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
Any engine will have trouble ticking over if only 3 of the 4 cylinders are working. Check the spark plug for a consistent spark on all cylinders. Check the connections to the fuel injectors on the cylinder head, and check the compression in all cylinders (take spark plugs out and use a compression tester whilst turning the engine over on the key). Low compression in one cylinder may mean head gasket failure, valves out of adjustment (staying open) or bigtime piston or piston-rings failure.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Remove the water pump and harmonic balancer (use a balancer Puller). Remove the remaining bolts from the timing cover and the front four bolts from the oil pan. Remove the timing cover. Clean the old gasket from the block and cover . Reassemble. You may want to replace the pump as a maintainance item while it is removed.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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