Mine has it as well as many other engines I've seen. I believe it is a
dampening material to hold noise down from the timing chain
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geo Hahn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TR] Timing Cover Seal
>>> What is the "stuff" on the outside of the timing chain cover?
> The best description I ever heard was that it "looks like the last of
> a batch of Bondo, applied with a wooden spoon by a man wearing a
> I am quite sure that neither of my TRs ever had it so it's presence
> seems to have been rather capricious.
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