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replacing timing chain (archive)

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Posted by yiorgos on June 15, 2000 at 08:00:22:

In Reply to: Re:read this one posted by Troy on June 05, 2000 at 12:34:37:

I replaced my timing chain last month @ 185K Km.

the cost & effort to do this myself made me, initially, to consider using a split type chain as opposed to the closed one originally installed. On second thought I realized that my peace of mind @ 7000rpm dictated doing the job properly and decided to & change the whole works: chain, rails, tensioners, cam sprockets, tensioner plunger seals etc.

Upon opening the front cover I realized that the 'god of drifting' must have been protecting me & mi baby somehow.

To cut a long story short, the condition of the chain tensioners/sliders was really bad & completely justified the expense & efford involved renewing them.

In my opinion this is not a job to cut corners. Take your time & do it properly.

e.mail me if you want any details of the job.


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