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Timing belt covers
Posted 27 October 2003 - 03:21 PM
Anyway, I went to take off the outer belt covers to see if I could locate the leak, but attempting to do so only resulted in 'stripping' some of the fasteners. Specifically, some of the bolts go into nuts which are set in the plastic of the cover, with serrated edges or something along those lines. When I turned the bolt the nut turned with it, so the bolt won't come out. Anyone else run into this?
Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:30 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:40 PM
Clean out the hole the metal sleve goes in.
on the workbench unscrew the sleeve from the bolt.
dab some mix on the outside of the sleeve and then stick it in the cleaned out plastic holes.
let it set as they recomend and then scre the covers back on just don't (grin) reef down on them this time :cool:
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:08 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:32 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 02:25 AM
As a side note, I put on 24k miles on the crappy gravel roads of Sanilac County, Michigan this last summer, in 14 weeks. Both front wheel bearings were toast, if that gives any idea how rough it was.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:27 AM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 02:51 PM
I recently did the front bearings too. It would be best if you have a hydraulic press for this - I somewhat damaged the tread on my 6 inch vice pressing them in.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 04:47 PM
The cover on mine was broken by the dealer and it had never been off before. If it cannot be removed without breaking here it is not likely to be easy in a salt state.
This is one of those things that if I ever remove myself I would be likely to refit in brass.
For years I have used brass nuts on exhaust systems, especially manifolds, and it really pays if you have to remove them yourself later.
Posted 28 October 2003 - 11:28 PM
Unfortunately, I did not have the luxury to wait 24 hours for it to cure, as I had to get back to school as soon as I could, which was three hours away. I did not check the bolts on the back side as I was a little hurried. The 600 grit is definately a good idea, noted for future reference. As this was the first time I had done the timing belt, I was breaking lots of new ground. I will not have time to dig back into it untill christmas break. Oh, and yes I used the $5 OEM o-ring and an OEM crank seal.
It was one of those deals where you spend more of your time finding what you need than doing the job. I had a heck of a time finding a chain wrench to hold the crank pully. It was a Sunday, and most of the guys at the autoparts stores looked at me like I was speaking french. Ended up finding a strap wrench at Ace, which bareky held enough to crackthe bolt. Ahh, the joys of auto repair.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 07:01 PM
my 90 loyale was leaking from the rubber grommets around the bolts that hold the valve cover gasket. Slid down and stinkeroo on the exhaust. A local shop had replaced the valve cover gasket and grommets but whatever non SOA part they used, all of the grommets leaked. Months later when I realized where the leak was coming from, the shop actually tried to charge me to replace their defective work (defective part). Sorry for venting. Anyway, I didn't see what car you were driving so just a guess.
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