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Old 03-16-2017, 08:44 PM
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Profile Gasket / Timing Cover / Oil Pump Gasket / Help!!!

Alright, so I purchased my '05 r50 this past year. I had to have the head replaced, and I had the timing (chain, guides, tensioner) replaced as well. A local shop was paid to do this work for me. The oil pan gasket was leaking when I purchased the car, and I had planned to do this myself after I got the car back from the shop, but when I got the car off the ground and ready to get started I found a special gift from the mechanic who replaced the head and timing. Apparently, he stripped one of the bolts securing the timing cover, and instead of repairing his mistake he decided to plaster a bunch of some silicone like substance all around the edges in an attempt to seal/cover it. I have attached some pics of his work.

My question is have any of you had to replace the timing cover/gasket? If so does anybody know of a good write-up for this?

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:38 PM
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Has anybody replaced this gasket without pulling the engine? If so do you know of any videos or write-ups?
 
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You don't have to pull the engine just the right front fender liner. Then you can do it all from there. But with all that rtv it's going to take a minute to get it off. I hack mechanics as it makes us good ones look bad.
 
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:21 PM
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Thanks, I'm hoping I don't find anymore surprises when I get in there.
 
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Originally Posted by RexNTX View Post
Thanks, I'm hoping I don't find anymore surprises when I get in there.
Apart from the obvious hack job, what really surprised me was this photo (top) of yours, where a bolt alone, occupies the spot in the lower right corner of the timing cover where the idler pulley resides (check my photo, below). Was the engine returned like this - without the idler pulley - perhaps running with an odd belt configuration?

Just saw that your car is an R50...
Does the R50 NOT have the idler pulley (?) that would explain the bolt.


 

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