Hi members, I’m new in this forum.
My 2003 Toyota Echo/Vitz with 1SZFE 1.0 litre engine was leaking oil from the timing cover gasket near the water pump area.
Before I remove the valve cover, oil pane, and timing cover I forgot to turn the pistons to DTC. With all these covers removed, can I still rotate the engine clockwise to DTC for checking each valve clearance at this instance? The chain tensioner and chain guides are still un-touched, just the cover removed.
The other question is how do I prepare the timing cover for RTV re-seal? What solvent should I use to clean the surfaces?
Your responses are much appreciated.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.