Q: Is the felt seal in a dodge 318 timing cover set needed?

asked by on

had coolant leaking around the timing cover so i am replacing the gasket and seal.. there is a felt circle in the gasket set. just wondered if there was a specific reason or place for it?? Thank you!!!

The felt seal would be used inside the front timing cover in front of the seal as an addition to reduce the amount of seal leakage when the engine is not running and to help keep out excess dirt for damaging the oil seal . Not all engines will use the felt seal.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Is the felt seal in a dodge 318 timing cover set needed?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What other gaskets will I need to replace the intake manifold gasket? 1997 Ford Mustang V6

Hello - the intake manifold on this engine has an upper and lower section. Several gasket manufacturers offer an intake manifold gasket set, which includes all of the gaskets needed to perform this repair. If you are doing this repair...

Q: Rough idling after new water pump and head gaskets. What now?

You have covered nearly all of the symptoms of what is normally a blown head gasket. Occasionally, when the computer reads a series of codes related to one issue when another is not immediately present and then the trouble codes...

Q: Keep burning through head gaskets

Unfortunately this is a well know problem with the Chevrolet Equinox's. It really has nothing to do with driving habits, or lack of maintenance, but on the design of the engine cooling system, particularly the design of the head gaskets....

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.