Gap between cover and engineCover I have a Daihatsu Charade with a 1KR engine with a blown head gasket. I have loosened everything on the timing chain cover but I cant get it off. It moves a lot but something seems to catch near the crank at the bottom of the cover. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • Have you removed the crank pulley? ie does the shaft come through the timing cover? Some pictures would help...
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 20, 2018 at 15:51
  • What year Charade??
    – Moab
    Aug 20, 2018 at 16:17
  • It is a 2007 with a 1KR engine. I am trying to load images. the pulley is off Aug 20, 2018 at 16:23
  • Oil pan bolts? Rtv?
    – Ben
    Aug 20, 2018 at 23:11
  • I have removed all the oil pan bolts as well.The cover is completely loose so no rtv problem. (See gap in photo) Aug 21, 2018 at 5:21

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You must remove the oil pan (Sump) as the oil pick up is jamming , there for it will not come out

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