Oil inside timing cover, no leaks.

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Oil inside timing cover, no leaks.

Postby havoc1482 » Sun May 22, 2016 3:25 pm

There is engine oil inside my timing cover. I only noticed this after I test started with no TC pump in and it flung oil out and onto the side of the engine/bottom of the magneto.

My oil level is still at the top petcock and I have never noticed an oil leak up front. This is a curiosity, is there supposed to be oil in there? Its not something I've really thought about and I've never disassembled the front end of this engine, or any engine for that matter.
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Re: Oil inside timing cover, no leaks.

Postby raystractors » Sun May 22, 2016 8:21 pm

Yes, this is normal. There are gears inside that drive the camshaft and the governor from the crankshaft.

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Re: Oil inside timing cover, no leaks.

Postby RanchsA » Sun May 22, 2016 8:23 pm

I believe there should be some oil in there to lubricate gears. I'm trying to remember but I think there was an open space between the front main for the oil to drain back to to pan I'm thinking. I just ran outside and took a picture of my old motor (forgot I had an open motor in barn). I was remembering right there is an opening there.
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Re: Oil inside timing cover, no leaks.

Postby havoc1482 » Sun May 22, 2016 9:04 pm

Okay, that is what I thought. Like I said it was never something I even thought about, but then I was thinking that maybe its supposed to be like that. Just wanted to confirm. Thanks guys!
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