I seem to be missing this, and I am wondering if this would cause an oil leak if it were missing? And if so, could any bolt be used to block it off?
I looked at the picture and thought to myself "what the hell is that???" Then I saw your post.DigSupras said:what the hell is that? its it strictly for a bolt or can it be some sort of electrical connection? seeing its right next to the crank, it could *possibly* be a CKP (crank postition sensor), but if ur missing it, the car probably wouldnt start for sh*t. if u can, post a clearer picture of it and i can show it to one of the master techs i know, im sure theyll be able to ID the sob.
thank you very muchbigmike said:It's a tab that merely keeps the crank timing pulley from moving out. a lot of people leave them off when they rebuild motors and/or replace front main seals. if that pulley can slide on and off extremely easily i'd leave it in place but normally they are damn near seized in place so that tab will never do anything.
if it's off, it won't leak oil from there.