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Leaking Front upper and lower timing case covers 68 1600

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Hey group, where can I source front upper and lower timing case covers for my 68 1600? Got oil leaks.

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I assume you mean " timing cover gaskets"

from member BLUNT here

or at any BMW dealer in America

if you do mean COVERS - just hand sand the sealing faces

on a plate of glass with some emory cloth

to clean and true up the surfaces

if the head gasket is 40 years old - then plan on more

parts and labor to do it correctly - so it will last 25 years

M10timingcover.jpg

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new gaskets and a crankshaft seal.

Even if the covers are slightly warped, you can either work 'em flat with some emery cloth taped to a sheet of glass, or take 'em to a machine shop and have 'em skimmed.

If you recently had the head milled or surfaced and didn't have the upper cover done at the same time, have that done or the joint between upper and lower covers will leak.

And if you really do have to replace 'em, they're the same as those used on 2002s, and should be plentiful used. They hardly ever wear out!

cheers

mike

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Mine come in a tube that says

'oil- resistant RTV'

heh

t

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Mine come in a tube that says

'oil- resistant RTV'

heh

t

Yup. With patience and some of that magic ultra grey permatex, its possible.

GL

hamada

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im reading it as. he needs the timing chain covers because they are not there and that is why they are leaking.

just need the gaskets for both upper and lower pal. plus rtv or gasket sealant of you choice.

i just did these twice.... because the first time i didnt use sealant and oil leaked out between the lower cover and the oil pan. i found it best to start at the bottom and work you way up. smear sealant on the mating surface on the block then slap the gasket on(to avoid jerking around with getting the chain tensioner into the cup on the lower cover) then smear sealant on the timing chain cover and tighten up. work diligently and it shouldnt be too big a problem.

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If you use the gaskets,

you'll only need to seal the ends.. and the mating surface around the head gasket.

t

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