Fjz80- cracked timing cover at bypass pipe

Joined
Nov 5, 2021
Messages
22
Location
Jacksonville FL
Hello all,

I had a separate thread about diagnosing my coolant leak and finally solved it. There is a hairline crack where the bypass tube inserts into the timing cover.

As i understand it, replacing the timing cover requires pulling the head off. Im still new to the 80 platform, so I am not certain why that is. My odo shows 166k miles, so I’d rather not do the head gasket unless i have to.

Any opinions on using marine tex (or similar)? Slightly widen the crack, fill it, sand it. I have not had to do a repair like this before, previous vehicles didnt require me to remove the head to access the timing cover(s).

Many thanks

D6EEE66B-B9DE-418F-951E-9DBD2C6A1692.jpeg
 

Broski

I love Wheelin my 80
SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Messages
4,103
Location
Morro Bay, At the edge of the Pacific ocean
Timing cover can be removed without pulling the head.
Both oil pans need to be removed 😉
 
Joined
Nov 9, 2012
Messages
12,874
Location
Olathe, KS, USA

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom