Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Helena, Montana
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Re: Oil leak on my AMC 360
Well, I skipped out of work for a couple of hours and, in LEVE format:
1) power washed the engine, concentrating on the oil pump
2) ran it up on a hoist
3) move the alternator as far away from the timing cover as I could
4) cleaned the affected area with brake cleaner
5) blew it dry
6) ran the engine and inspected the suspect areas
What we found: Inconclusive, but it appears as though there is a small crack in the corner where the oil pump makes the bend into the rest of the timing cover.
Has anyone ever had their timing cover crack in that spot? If so, can it be welded?