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Drivers side timing cover leaking oil. One place says it is just a gasket another thinks it is cam phasers leaking the oil. Which one is correct?

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  • vodooi Apr 06, 2011

    Could one of the problems be the cam seal? Is that also behind the timing cover? I lose about half a quart in about 1,000 miles. Would a conditioning oil that is supposed to help fix seals be worth while for a short term fix or is that stuff a gimmick?

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Its just a gasket at this point. There is no way to say if something behind the cover is the issue without removing the cover.

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  • vodooi Apr 06, 2011

    Is the cam phaser behind the cover? Or better where is it located to make the tech think it is the cam phaster leaking?

  • superponty Apr 06, 2011

    He is just taking a guess at what the problem is without being able to see it. Timing covers dont hold back oil. They are a housing for the timing belt, crankshaft gear, camshaft gears, tensionor for the timing belt, and sometimes a water pump.

    There is no oil supply there so if oil is coming from the cover then there is an issue beind the cover. Without removing it the task of identifying the source of the issue is impossible. What he may have been doing is giving you the worst case scenario without saying it.

  • superponty Apr 07, 2011

    It depends on how you look at it on wether its a gimmick or not. Yes they do work but not to the level of exspectation that most people buying would want. Its meant for a very minor leak. In your case i would say its cheaper then the repair so why not give it a shot.

    As far as it being a cam seal sure its a possibility but it could be the oil seal for the crank shaft or main front oil seal. Depending on the engine setup it could even be the valve cover seal. Im not going to pretend i remember every engine set up i come across.Some of the seals are fairly easy to replace once you remove everything from the front of the engine but when you get into seals that require removing the timing belt it becomes more complicated. Not putting it back in precise time will result in a non functioning engine.

    I would say try the stop leak. If it does not fix the problem to your satisfaction then you need to replace which ever seal has gone bad. You level of automotive knowledge will have to be the judge on wether you fix it or your mechanic does.

    Just remember never sign the line of the waiver that says you do not want an estimate. Where i live and not all states are the same shops are required to give written estimates but they can have you sign the line that says you do not want one. By signing the line that says you do means they now have to call you before they do anything extra because the price has to be within 10% of what you were told or you dont have to pay for any additionals.

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