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Old 12-10-2004, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It is located in this part of the car
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I have a leak and am trying to figure out where its coming from.
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Old 12-10-2004, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure it's not a valve cover leak?
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Old 12-10-2004, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OMFG!!! I just found this bolt when I was looking under my hood and was about to post the same question! I want to know what it is too...kind of under the VANOS on the front passenger side of the engine.
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It actually may be my vc gasket. I did just change it and was thinking that perhaps it isnt as sealed as I had thought. I was thinking power steering but now I am pretty sure its oil from the vc gasket. Anyway Frank, I've since found out that bolt is a tensioner for the timing chain.
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same thing happened to me about a week ago, just needed to be tightened.
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same thing happened to me about a week ago, just needed to be tightened.
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Weren't you concerned that you might over torque and strip the bolts? I had heard that its pretty easy to do. I was just going to reseal the new gasket. I did not tighten the middle bolts first -as I later read I should
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It actually may be my vc gasket. I did just change it and was thinking that perhaps it isnt as sealed as I had thought. I was thinking power steering but now I am pretty sure its oil from the vc gasket. Anyway Frank, I've since found out that bolt is a tensioner for the timing chain.
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Thanks...I'm sure glad I didn't take a socket to it to try to make sure it was tight!
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