Originally Posted by ArloGuthroJeep
Moved your post into a new thread
Thanks, Im a bit frazzled right now, I'm surprized I didn't post it on some gardening website. At least I got close.
However, as for the timing cover I am so far out of the ball park I can't stand it.
Will the alignment of the timing cover with the vibration damper make the damper chew up the front of the cover where they meet in front?
What keeps them from touching to begin with? They don't look like they should be actaully touching. But now a second timing cover, with a new damper has been shaved off.
What the F%$@ am I missing? All I've seen is that if the timing cover isn't centered I'll have an oil leak. This is no oil leak. This is a shreaking noise as the damper shaves the front off of the cover. I just DON"T GET IT. I've looked at the tear-down pics. I don't see anything different. I found an oil slinger, which was missing fron the original engine, and installed that.
I'm going to get ANOTHER timing cover from spitfire on Monday.
Could the cam be bent or crooked? This is a brand new engine, and save the horrid screeching it sounds and runs GREAT. When it is together.
OK. I'm done.