Timing Cover : Timing cover covers the timing belt or timing chain. If the timing cover is covering the timing belt, it’s primary purpose is to protect it from the outside elements so that the timing belt will last as long as possible. On a timing chain engine, the cover helps not only protect the chain, but hold in the engine oil from the oil splashing that occurs with the oil on the chain.
Timing covers are made out of metal or plastic and usually have a gasket. When a failure occurs on a timing chain engine, oil leaks will be noticeable. In some cases, a worn out timing chain or timing chain guide may cause rubbing on the cover thus ruining it. On a timing belt engine, any timing belt component failure could cause rubbing and even a drive belt component failure or belt problem could lead to a timing cover failure. Due to the protective properties, cover replacement should not be ignored.
No matter which setup you have, oil leaks can lead to major engine problems. Getting your timing cover replaced or resealed when it has a problem should be performed anytime you have an issue. An auto mechanic that is knowledgeable with your make and model should be able to spot a problem such as a timing cover gasket leak, rubbing on the cover, a missing or broken cover and or any other related timing problems.
If you have any types of engine problems, timing belt issues, oil leaks or something that does not feel right on your car, bring it in to Guy’s Automotive today. Guy’s Automotive performs all types of minor and major repairs on all makes and models. Feel free to browse the website to investigate the variety of repairs and parts replaced by our auto mechanics.