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James, Ford Technician
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I have a 1999 F350 4x4 with 7.3. Need to remove the timing

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I have a 1999 F350 4x4 with 7.3. Need to remove the timing cover and re seal it. It looks like the engine has to come out to remove the oil pan so that the timing cover can come out. Is that true?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have a significant leak from where the timing cover meets the block. I thought it was the HPOP gasket, but it was not (the gasket had come apart, but no the source of the leak). Every thing that I look at indicates that the oil pan has to come off (looks like the oil pump is in the bottom of the timing cover)
JA: Leaks can get messy. The Ford Mechanic will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: I'd love it if he told me that I am wrong.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Hello, are you wondering if you need to remove the engine or not?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
You will want to remove the engine for this job. The engine needs to be removed to replace the oil pan and will make life much easier.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's what I thought. Thank you
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
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