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Likely both unless under 100k miles (archive)

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Posted by Greg K on March 28, 2000 at 16:39:01:

In Reply to: Timing chain or tensioner or both posted by Eric on March 27, 2000 at 21:06:14:

I'd agree with Stevie, do both unless you have low mileage. One correction though. The chains really don't break so much as stretch. When they stretch, the slop allows them to jump a cog or two, which results in bent valves, cracked pistons, broken rods, etc. So, if you suggest your mechanic scope it for cracks and the like, he may ask you why?

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