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Thu Nov 20 15:09:11 EST 2003

on the back of the rear timing belt cover.  Specifically I believe that piece
actually surrounds the opening of the water pump in the back cover.  I'm with
the thinking that this has nothing to do with your oil leak.  As a rule v
"gaskets" are trim only, and are only for helping keep the elements out of a
specific area on the engine and to prevent vibration noises.


Scott Justusson
In a message dated 5/3/2003 8:03:10 AM Central Daylight Time,
knotnook at writes:

At 11:14 AM 05/03/2003 +0200, Richard Tanimura wrote:
>I found this broken gasket while changing my timing belt and v-belts on my
>3B (I5 type motor)
>It's 80 mm in diameter = 3 in. If you slice throught the gasket, it has a
>"V" cross section. There are traces of caked oil on it. All I know is since
>I discovered it, my car leaks oil.
>Where does it come from? Can it be the reason for my oil leak?

Don't recognize the seal, but did the engine leak oil before you did the
timing belt?  If not, did you put a thread sealant on the longer bolts that
hold the back cover onto the block?  Failure to seal the threads on some of
those bolts can lead to a leak.

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