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How many of you have actually replaced the timing cover gasket when you replace the timing belt? Is it really critical that this gasket be replaced? I am asking because my gasket was brittle and it fell apart when I pulled the timing cover off.

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Unfortunately, I don't have all of the pieces. I really need to get the car back on the road this week and I am wondering if it is safe to drive without the gasket fitted to the timing cover. Thanks for the reply man.
 

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You can drive it,, it just an aid to slow down water/dirt intrusion into timing cavity.. bad part is you need to take the drive belts/covers off to install rubber to groove in cover.

A little bit of 3M weatherstrip glue hold rubber in so it dont fall out while install, or few dabs of RTV will work
 

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replace it

You can get the part for a few bucks at a local Hyundai dealer. Worth it to prevent dust from being pulled into the cover. Not sure what long term impact would be without it.
 
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