replacing timing cover gasket and seals

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  1. cplchris

    cplchris Full Access Member

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    i will be replacing the timing cover gaskets and seals (currently leaking oil). i currently have 141,000 miles on the jeep. would it be worth it to replace the timing set while i have it out in the open? a full set seems to go for about $375 on rock auto.
     
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    I would since it is open already.
     
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    I would agree its open already might as well chalk it up as routine maintenance since your in there already
     
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    I'd hold out doing the timing chains since alot more is involved then just taking the timing cover off.

    It takes less then 2 hours to do the timing cover but the chains call for for 7+ hours.
     
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    thanks for the input everyone, i'm going to hold off on the timing set for now. is there anything i should be on the lookout for while i have it open (besides the normal timing chain wear signs)?
     
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    Check the timing chain tensioners(loose chains to cams) is all I'd recommend since those are right there when the cover comes off.
     
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    thanks again...now i am just keeping my fingers crossed that i don't have to replace the oil pan or it's gasket.