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LS1 Timing Cover

Post  jpkinerk on Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:55 pm

For you guys that rebuilt your LS, did you use the GM front timing cover alignment tool or were you able to install the cover by placing the oil pan on first? That tool is seemingly hard to find and expensive from what I've heard. I haven't been able to hunt down a place that rents it either. Thoughts?

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Re: LS1 Timing Cover

Post  gdopnt on Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:04 pm

I did not use the tool. While my motor was out I put the cover on loose, fit the seal in what I thought was relaxed snugged up the cover and tapped it in. Dry as a bone going on two years.


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Re: LS1 Timing Cover

Post  sharkey on Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:59 pm

i normally put the pan, timing cover and balancer on all at the same time. get the timing cover on with the bolts loose, get the balancer pulled on, then put the pan on, get all the bolts started, tighten the pan up first (dont forget to align the back of the pan to the block) then get the timing cover tightened down. never had leaks.


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Re: LS1 Timing Cover

Post  Techno Duck on Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:03 pm

I didn't use it, just a straight edge. The gaskets are pretty forgiving; not like the BS Porsche oil pan gasket lol

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Re: LS1 Timing Cover

Post  jpkinerk on Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:07 pm

Thanks guys, that makes sense and is a big help. Appreciate it!

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