Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

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Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby vvurdsmyth » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:30 pm

The front engine seal is leaking oil and I plan to replace it when I do the timing belt, which is soon; obviously the crankshaft pulley has to be pulled, and I have a large gear/wheel puller to do that, but is there anything else that I should know about doing the front seal..?
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Re: Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby Yoshi » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:15 am

I thought it was literally bolted on. Let us know what you wind up doing!
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Re: Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby M20_fever » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:54 am

yep, pull the lower timing cover off and press new seals in while you have it apart. Don't forget you'll need the two gaskets that seal that cover back to the block.
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Re: Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:22 pm

There are gaskets for the timing covers?
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Re: Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby M20_fever » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:45 pm

No, but there are for the front main seal cover. Remember to do the intermediate shaft seal at the same time too.
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Re: Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby vvurdsmyth » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:25 am

Thanks fellas... OK, so, I gather there are no deep dark secrets about doing those seals... when I order the parts, I'll ask Bavarian to send me the exploded diagram.. pretty much routine... thanks again.
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Re: Front Engine Seal when doing the timing belt?

Postby M20_fever » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:19 am

nope, the seals get pressed into the cover, just use a large socket or some tubing. Be sure the seals go in straight and fully seat. Use a thin coat of sealant on the gaskets when you put it back together.

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