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Old 06-09-2019, 04:26 PM
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LMAO...

Tried to clean up and reinstall the timing cover on my 90 today.
Huge crack...gee wonder why it leaked?
I mean the repair is awesomeness!!!
Sealer-ish or bondo-ish stuff is oil resistant is it not?



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Old 06-10-2019, 11:20 AM
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The body man when I worked at the Jeep dealership would repair leaky gas tanks with bondo. It worked ... maybe all the alcohol in modern fuels would be a problem today. Something like this would be ok, I'd think - https://www.permatex.com/products/ad...-metal-filler/
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:37 PM
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me too...

about 20 years ago I cracked the timing cover on the 74, too big of a hammer to drive the cranshaft seal ... cleaned the area and put a bead of black silicone to cover both side of the crack... still ok... about the same area


as for the gas tank, JB weld endured years of our great calif gas
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:30 AM
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:57 PM
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That is awful — but looks to be in a pretty non-critical area. Could you drill both ends of the crack and have it brazed/TIG’d?
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:17 PM
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Yes can be repaired but wow someone paid to rebuild the engine and then that???
Cover has been leaking coolant for couple years and seeping oil for longer.
Not drip oil leak just enough to slather the front of engine in nice layer of goo.
Just don't get people that do this kinda stupid.
Why bandaid it? Just fix it right or replace it...sheesh!
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:35 PM
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Ha, what options are there for replacement? Nobody makes a good one (from what i've read) Only option is to fix what ya got or get a used cover.


oh, and in that first pic, it looks kinda like jb-weld slathered on it. Probably just the pic though...
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:08 PM
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Hahah! What's even better is it looks like he didn't even take it off to fix it! I bet he saw oil leaking out, so he wiped it off with some degreaser, got some goop that he had sitting on his shelf and slathered away! LOL!!! Did this wagoneer get serviced by the same shop that did your Mustang?!
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:13 AM
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I bought the timing cover off of Rock Auto OMIX-ADA P/N 1745705 159.79$ Worked great have had no issues since it was installed in April 2017. I think people have problems when they don't match the cam gear and distributor gears.
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