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Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Front Crank Seal Leaking....

i purchased this truck used 2008 with 54k miles on it. i've put about 7k since i got it 7 months. no problems what so ever.

a week or so i started noticing a burning oil smell when i'd come to a stop. i didnt have any drops on the garage floor and i couldn't tell where the leak was coming from. But the front of the engine was covered in oil. the truck wasn't running low on oil, according to the dip stick.

then a few days later i had two drops on the floor.... took it to the shop(local ind). guy cleans the engine and found the leak. i personally figured it'd be the timing chain cover, which would have cost a fortune to fix. but, to my delight, he calls and tells me that it's the front crank seal that has the leak. i have been trying to convince myself this whole time that it's going to be okay to pay $1800+ for the fix.

$200 for the seal fix. i'd rather pay that than what i was thinking this whole time.

if i had to fix it, it wouldnt be fixed for a few weeks, i dont want to drive around with it leaking for the time being, so i said "getter done" (no, not really, just adding some MS redneck in there) let's do it.

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Where did you come up with your price estimate of $1800 for a timing chain cover gasket? DIY with a $5 roll of gasket paper, probably take about an hour.
an hour for timing chain cover?? I dont know about that. It takes more then hour on inline 6 (1FZ-FE) and that thing has no serpentine belt and much more room to work with. I can see 1GR would be slightly easier since has wimpy oil pans but still.
An Hour on 1GR that would be a Guiness record , Not sure what that paper gasket roll is for.
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Where did you come up with your price estimate of $1800 for a timing chain cover gasket? DIY with a $5 roll of gasket paper, probably take about an hour.
i did a search on this board.

plus the guy said it called for 18 hour job
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