Timing covers protect the timing system from contaminants, keeping it clean and running smoothly. It must be removed to access the timing system when it needs serviced.
If the timing cover has become cracked it should be replaced immediately. Any dirt or water being introduced to the timing system can cause major damage to the engine.
Replacing the timing cover may be a simple job or a time consuming one depending on where the it is located. It is recommended that the seal be replaced as well.
We stock and sell a wide variety of quality timing covers from these manufacturers: