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Post  Tore on May 10th 2018, 8:19 am

I have a weep coming from the timing cover and I don't have the time to pull the front of the engine off to correct it.
What is the best thing I can use to try to get the seepage to stop? I have an electric water pump also.
I also have siliconed the bolts on the front of the block that go into the water passages just in case this was the cause.


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Post  D. Sea on May 10th 2018, 8:32 am

Tore,

Is it a new(er) timing cover or an OEM from 1971-ish? I've seen several older OEM covers that are corroded badly which could cause a leak.
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Post  Tore on May 10th 2018, 9:09 am

Its a new cover. I can see a light weep from the gasket.
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Post  jbozzelle on May 10th 2018, 9:19 am

You could try draining the water out of it and letting it dry, smear some silicone where the leak is and check the bolts. That's gotten me by for a bit. No guarantees though...

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Post  rmcomprandy on May 10th 2018, 6:57 pm

jbozzelle wrote:You could try draining the water out of it and letting it dry, smear some silicone where the leak is and check the bolts.  That's gotten me by for a bit.  No guarantees though...

If you are sure it is leaking outward only and not into the crankcase then that works a lot of the time.

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Re: water leak

Post  cool40 on May 10th 2018, 11:35 pm

Moroso makes a sealer I used in my copper head gasket engine. It works very good!
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Post  Tore on May 11th 2018, 7:31 am

Thanks Guys.


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