[TR] Timing cover leak

bill beecher notakitcar at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 28 15:29:47 MDT 2020

Thanks Bill,
I got a washer, I think I will dab a little RTV around the hole to let some of it squeeze through for a better seal. 


On Jul 28, 2020, at 2:58 PM, Bill Brewer <billbrewer59 at yahoo.com> wrote:

     You can buy the fiber washer at a hardware store. I bought mine at a
Tru-Value hardware store in our little town.
It has never really made a difference inside or outside of the timing
cover. My first engine rebuild I didn't know and put it on the outside. Next
time it was on the inside. No leaks either way.

-Bill Brewer

-----Original Message-----
From: bill beecher [mailto:notakitcar at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 8:39 PM
To: Randall
Subject: [TR] Timing cover leak

Hello List,
Just set the TR3 motor in and fired up for the first time, there is a small
oil leak at that post that goes through the center of the timing cover,
behind the pulley.  I just had a nut and washer on it, should I have gone
with an o-ring or fiber washer?  20-20 hindsight, should have put something
behind it.  

Many thanks,


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