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Is there oil behind the timing chain cover?

Is there oil behind the timing chain cover?

Since the timing cover is just a cover, there isn’t any pressurized oil behind it so leaks are often relatively slow meaning if you absolutely need to, you can keep driving with this leak as long as you keep an eye on your oil level. If you’ve got an oily engine belt, fix your timing cover oil leak ASAP!

How much does it cost to replace a timing chain cover?

For most cars, a timing chain replacement costs between $413 and $1040, or you can order the parts themselves for $88 and $245. It is a tricky repair though, so unless you’re particularly skilled it’s usually best left to a mechanic.

Does a bad timing chain burn oil?

A worn timing chain can cause some camshaft timing to become erratic and cause a host of engine running issues. Oil burning is usually an indication of excessive engine wear (piston rings, valve guides, etc).

What do I need to repair front timing chain?

Some auto repair experience is useful before tackling this job at home. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the front timing chain cover. Align the marks on the camshaft sprocket with the crankshaft sprocket. Remove the timing chain tensioner upper bolt. Loosen the timing chain tensioner Torx bolt but do not remove it.

How often should you replace the timing chain on an Oldsmobile Cutlass?

According to Chilton mechanics, the placement of an Oldsmobile Cutlass timing chain makes it an easier timing chain to replace than many others. The timing chain lasts longer, is stronger and does not require replacement (unless damaged) as often as its predecessor, the timing belt, which had a recommended replacement of 60,000 miles.

Do you have to remove a timing cover?

Besides protecting the timing mechanism inside, the timing cover also has coolant and oil passages. If any of those areas leak, the timing cover will have to be removed.

How do you install a timing chain on a camshaft?

Compress the tensioner spring and insert a nail or cotter pin into the tensioner hole to hold it in place. Align the crankshaft and camshaft timing marks with the tab on the tensioner. Install the tensioner bolt. Install the timing chain onto the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket.