Cracked Timing Cover

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  1. hoosierdaddy

    hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I'm getting ready to do my Magnum swap and I decided to use my V belt set up so I installed my early timing cover and when I did I cracked the left front lower bolt hole where the oil pan bolts through . The bolt is tight but should I be concerned about an oil leak ?
     
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    Of course, unless you did something to make it not a concern.
    What surface cracked?
     
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    Why did it crack, was it not sitting flat? Gasket out of place? Some old gasket left on the surfaces?
     
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    hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Im assuming the oil pan bolt was not quite square when I started it in
     
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    hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Hopefully this pic will explain what I'm talking about

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  6. hoosierdaddy

    hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Hopefully this pic will explain what I'm talking about

    Sorry for the double post
     
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    Just put some black rtv in it and move on.
     
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    • 72Dart6pack

      72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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      It's no biggie. JB weld it & move forward.
       
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      hoosierdaddy FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Thanks that's what I was hoping to hear .
       
    • diymirage

      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline FABO Gold Member

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      perfect excuse to drop a big block in instead
       
    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod Just another dumbass. Technical Editor

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      I would put another cover on it, but that's just me.
       
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      I think its fine but I have a couple extra covers PM me if your interested