CAN YOU CHANGE TAPPET COVER GASKET WITHOUT ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1991 Mazda 121
  • 130,000 miles

Can you change tappet cover gasket without removing timing belt cover

Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 4:52 AM

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  • caradiodoc
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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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Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 4:57 AM
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  • rickramsey
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U may need to cut timing cover [the upper half to gain access to remove v/c]

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Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 5:27 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Yes you can.

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Friday, January 25th, 2013 AT 5:19 PM

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