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If it’s not leaky, then something is wrong right?

Well after changing out the water pump I have a new coolant leak. Thought it might be the gasket so I swapped out a second new one. Still leaking. So, I’m about 90% sure I've traced it to the front timing cover.

So this coming weekends fun project will be a full front engine refresh! New oil pump gears, timing chain, gasket, and since I will have to drop the oil pan, a new oil pan gasket as well. Should be fun. More to follow on if it works!
 

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Well I’ve got an update!

Finished the project yesterday. Ive got to say, that was a hell of a project. If you are going to replace the timing cover gasket due to a leak, you absolutely should do everything else while you’re in there. So main bearing seal, timing chain and gears, and oil pump gears. You DO NOT want to do this job only to realize you have to do it again a few thousand miles down the road.

Fun fact for those that attempt this job, disconnect the two oil pickup lines to the timing cover before removing the oil pan, it makes getting the oil pan off WAY easier.

Truck is running great now, and no leaks! Which is the best part haha.
 
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