Don't know if it does you any good but I have a spare head from an 02 Aero I have no plans for, you can have it for the cost of shipping. It's cleaned up, shop said it's flat, valves are good as far as I know.
Interesting and grateful.so I had a bit of time today. yesterday I went to the power wash place and really cleaned the back of the engine good. Even took my floor jack and took the two front wheels off to get everything cleaned out Then this morning put the car up on jack stands and took the upper left motor mount wishbone off so I could see.
What is happening is that under the tensioner, on top of the timing cover and in front of the block I'm getting a small pool of oil that eventually fills up that little "reservoir" and spills over onto the front of the timing cover then runs down the engine just in front of the belt tensioner and to the pan. While Driving it blows all over the place. This is not a small leak
here's a video of the engine running and the oil coming out
And a photo that show the "puddle"
since I did the head gasket I can only think of two reasons this would leak here:
Whatever it is, the reality is that the timing cover is going to have to come off, the head checked for flatness and the whole thing done again.
- The head was not flat and doing the gasket didn't help me at all. I did put the anerobic sealant on the deck across the joint between the timing cover and the block under the head gasket
- the timing cover to block joint itself is leaking there. as you can see in the photo the timing cover is "shorter" than the block so the block sticks up just where the oil is pooling. IF the timing cover joint has failed enough splashing around will push oil "up" through that joint.
Thanks, was a lot of work, now the third time the engine in this car was out. The junkyard that sold me the engine power washed it before they shipped, otherwise I would have likely seen how bad it was (see the earlier photo)Congrats on the job. My 06's leaked for years in that same location. I had my garage repair if for me when the rear main starting leaking. They actually told me it looked like the timing chain cover came from the factory with no sealant on it.
The hose on the FPR does not matter from what I recall.
I hate a car that drips. My turbo inlet pipe is dripping now. I need to work on it after I get my kids 65' done.Thanks, was a lot of work, now the third time the engine in this car was out. The junkyard that sold me the engine power washed it before they shipped, otherwise I would have likely seen how bad it was (see the earlier photo)
Happy that it's not dripping in my driveway!
Did I mention to you to check the airbox hanger to make sure it is in place? If it is not connected it will knock.5 days of driving and still no oil on the driveway! nothing on the timing cover and nothing on the oil pan. I think I'm done with this problem! new (used) throttle body arrived today, I got some cleaner and will clean it up and put it in tomorrow that will get rid of the limp-home solenoid issue.
Subframe bushings and engine-out oil repair in one month. Now if I can only figure out the clunk in the front end!
Oh, I get it. I was hoping that it was the head gasket and it was leaking on the "top" of the block/timing cover. Hoping, wishing, etc. But that was not the problem.See, it wasn't your work you had done on the head. It was leaking at the block under that area. I do recall that we know to take the engine out to do the timing cover. Why do we ignore our own advice?