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Engine oil leak front timing cover gasket

Discussion in 'LR4' started by nvictor, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. nvictor

    nvictor Member

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    Lr4 2015 115000 miles
    No issues. No error codes.
    On a routine oil and lube change - local mechanic notes small engine oil leak coming from the front cover timing chain gasket. He recommended I talk to the dealer - he is quoting 4600$ although he hasn't checked the car himself
    Is this reasonable - any local landrover mechanics in socal area (inland empire} you might recommend
    thx!
    (Retired my old LR3 back to the dealer no issues after 250000 miles )
     
  2. AndrewAgh21

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    We have a shop in North Hollywood but thats a ways drive from you.

    You can call us at 818-766-9110. We are called British Cars USA.

    You can get a more thorough quote and pricing.

    Tell them Andrew referred you.
     
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    Do you have a timing chain issue that needs attention, or just a small oil leak?

    If it is just a small leak, apply some RTV or similar and drive on.
     
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    Have this issue too let me send a picture of mine and you can tell me if it’s the same issue/area of leaking as yours. If it’s the same issue you should only need new adhesive sealant to seal off the camshafts/ timing cover. shouldn’t be too hard to do myself. Btw always nice to see I’m not alone in California, I’m in the Pasadena area;)

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    Its a small leak that was detected when they changed my oil
    NOthing on the parking spot that I park in my drive way
    Thanks
    Noel
     
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    Great thanks
    I think the place I take it to did take a picture - let me ask him.
    Do you need to take the whole thing out to seal it or just the outside.
    Thx
    Noel
     
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    Depending on the exact location of the leak, it MAY be possible to apply some external sealant as a Band-Aid fix to stop the leak, rather than disassembling parts of the engine.

    If the leak is so small that there is zero drip when you park overnight, it may not be worth spending thousands of $$$ to fix...

    o_O
     

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