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Old 05-07-2011, 10:01 AM
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timing cover leaking coolant

My timing cover is leaking fluid between the cover and the block. What is involved in replacing this gasket. I am getting ready to sell the truck so I just want to fix the leak. Its a pretty steady leak (drip--drip--drip) in the driveway... and i can see it bubble when i crank up the truck.

How much of a PITA is replacing this gasket?
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I had to do the same thing. You have to pull the pump, balancer, and timing chain cover. While I was in there, I replaced the timing chain. Not hard to do; just takes a little time. You may or may not want to do the timing chain because you're selling it, but that's up to you.
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Dont know about a 460 but I did mine on my 351 a while ago.

Not hard just a PITA.


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I had to do the same thing. You have to pull the pump, balancer, and timing chain cover. While I was in there, I replaced the timing chain. Not hard to do; just takes a little time. You may or may not want to do the timing chain because you're selling it, but that's up to you.

so you dont have to drop the whole oil pan?
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so you dont have to drop the whole oil pan?
Now taking down the oil pan is a Pain in the A$$.
I have done it for a friend to replace his timing chain and pulling the oil pan, it is to say the least a real treat.

But when I did mine I asked a local ford tech, he said to take out the front 6 bolts in the pan and loosen the rest just so you can pull the pan down enough to clear the timing chain cover. I did it and wiped off as much as I could on the gasket and put a thin coat of sealer and was Ok with no leaks when done. Just take it easy pulling down the pan as I said just enough to clear the TC cover.
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Now taking down the oil pan is a Pain in the A$$.
I have done it for a friend to replace his timing chain and pulling the oil pan, it is to say the least a real treat.

But when I did mine I asked a local ford tech, he said to take out the front 6 bolts in the pan and loosen the rest just so you can pull the pan down enough to clear the timing chain cover. I did it and wiped off as much as I could on the gasket and put a thin coat of sealer and was Ok with no leaks when done. Just take it easy pulling down the pan as I said just enough to clear the TC cover.
Awesome. thanks for your help.
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