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MAZDA 121 TIMING BELT PROBLEM

1991 Mazda 121 • 130,000 miles

Can you change tappet cover gasket without removing timing belt cover
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Guest
January 25, 2013.




Yup. The valve cover contains the oil that gets pumped up there and splashes around. Timing belts do not like oil. The camshaft sprocket and the belt will not be under the valve cover. They remain dry.
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Caradiodoc
Jan 25, 2013.
U may need to cut timing cover [the upper half to gain access to remove v/c]

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Rickramsey
Jan 25, 2013.
Yes you can.


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