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Timing chain cover leak

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After pressure testing my intake. I finally found the exact spot I had the oil leak on the front back side of engine. The timing chain cover is leaking by the alternator.

I found a manual in doing this but I was wondering if anyone had done this. Do you actually require the special tools for timing the engine. Or is there any tricks to doing this without them.

I would rather complete this myself instead of paying dealer 1200$ Seems a bit much to me I would guess probably about 3-5 hour job.?
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I’ll be keeping up on this as I found mine leaking oil in the same spot while changing the oil on Thursday.
 

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All your doing is pull off the cover to replace the gasket. There shouldn't be any disassembly of anything timing as the cover has to come off to get to the timing.

I could be wrong with todays engines but that's generally speaking.
 

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I have noticed my engine cover leaking in multiple spots as well. I have found that the bolts were loose, just needed to be torqued down. The leaks have stopped on mine. Might be worth the effort before replacing gasket.
 
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