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Old 03-10-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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timing cover leaking

My focus is a 2014 has 8300 miles on it and the front cover is leaking oil. I work at a Ford dealer but I've never done one and the guy who is doing mine "ford won't let me do it" he's a master technician and he's never done it either. The service manual calls for several special tools and what not. So I was curious has anyone else done this and has any guidance to offer? Thank you all.


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well usually we'd be asking the ford tech's what to do lol. Try calling another ford dealer? i doubt very many people have had this issue since they are such new cars.
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well usually we'd be asking the ford tech's what to do lol. Try calling another ford dealer? i doubt very many people have had this issue since they are such new cars.


I've seen several seep but no one ever says anything
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danm, makes me want to go check mine!
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danm, makes me want to go check mine!
They usually leak on the bottom. Have to be underneath to see it.
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you know what though when i was adding my RMM insert a few weeks back i noticed some oil drippage on that passenger side of the engine near the belt which is the area of the timing cover correct? but there was some on my oil filter so i just assumed it seeped a little from the filter and got on the engine. i wiped everything down and made sure the filter was tight but now i'm wondering if it wasnt the timing cover. i'll have to jack it back up and check it out agian.
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you know what though when i was adding my RMM insert a few weeks back i noticed some oil drippage on that passenger side of the engine near the belt which is the area of the timing cover correct? but there was some on my oil filter so i just assumed it seeped a little from the filter and got on the engine. i wiped everything down and made sure the filter was tight but now i'm wondering if it wasnt the timing cover. i'll have to jack it back up and check it out agian.

Yea timing cover is on the passenger side it's a common thing. There's not even a real gasket just rtv
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you know what though when i was adding my RMM insert a few weeks back i noticed some oil drippage on that passenger side of the engine near the belt which is the area of the timing cover correct? but there was some on my oil filter so i just assumed it seeped a little from the filter and got on the engine. i wiped everything down and made sure the filter was tight but now i'm wondering if it wasnt the timing cover. i'll have to jack it back up and check it out agian.
Yes keep an eye on that and log it. That's how I ended up spotting the need for the clutch pack work. Oil at the bell-housing/oil pan, on the filter area as well. With that said some of the grime I saw on the filter I attribute to grungy water splashing up under the hood and onto the engine. The evidence of a big splash hitting my engine cover tipped me off to that possibility. Still keeping an eye on it though as I too have seepage but at the valve cover.
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