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Cracked timing cover

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I was changing my timing cover gasket today. Upon removal, part of the timing cover fell apart in my hands. These covers seem to be very brittle.
Maybe that was causing a bit of the odd front engine noise...I don't know.

Anyway...I'm trying to find a timing cover. Anyone got a spare 2.5/4.2 timing cover they want to be rid of?
Salvage yards here in Charleston, SC have nothing for me.
I found a few cheap ones on Ebay... I thought I check here too.
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I don't know if we can find a timing cover for a 4 cylinder, you may have to put in a V-8 to fix that problem![img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Sorry, couldn't resist!

I can't remember the name of it right off, but Kentucky Crawler can give you the 411 if you throw him an email...
There is a 'Jeep Only' junkyard up around Marion Indiana, and the owner isn't trying to rip anyone off...
Nice guy actually.
I'm sure they will have anything you want.
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Re: Cracked timing cover

I'm confused. Do you want a timing cover for a 258, I6-4.2L engine, or a 151 2.5L engine?

The 258 is really not a Jeep specific engine, it was used all across the AMC platform.

You my be able to find one off an AMC: <ul type="square">[*]Gremlin[*]Hornet[*]Ambassador[*]Pacer[*]Eagle[*]J10[*]J20[*]J30[/list]... or any number of other AMC vehicles that had the 258 in it.
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Re: Cracked timing cover

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Hola,

I was changing my timing cover gasket today. Upon removal, part of the timing cover fell apart in my hands. These covers seem to be very brittle.

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I guess that’s the answer to this question.
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Re: Cracked timing cover

Sorry, I just took a complete 2.5L to the scrap yard Friday.
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Re: Cracked timing cover

That's ok. My buddy is sending me one from Savannah. It should be here Tuesday. I should have the rig back on the road by Weds. or Thurs.

Until my next issue...which shouldn't be long...
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Re: Cracked timing cover

I just got my replacement timing cover.
But this one has something different about it...very interesting to me.
On the inside, just above the timing marks, there is a piece of hard rubber or something...about 2.5in. long and .5 inch thick. Could this piece be designed to quiet the noise I was hearing?

Neither of the two timing covers I've seen had this extra piece. It makes a good bit of sense...
Any explanations?

Also, there appears to be some wear in the cover where the center of the cam sproket would be. From a cam button maybe?
I had no cam button on my current setup. I've read that not having one could cause a slight knocking sound.

This cover is very clean on the outside, but has an incredible amount of sludge on the indside. I may leave said sludge intact. I'm sure that would quiet any timing chain noise!
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