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Old 01-22-2002, 09:41 PM
Kennyandco Kennyandco is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Goldsboro, NC
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I replaced the tensioner rail, gaskets and seal. I did have a problem replacing the harmonic balancer. When I pushed the balancer over the crankshaft, the woodruff key got pushed out and against the new seal causing a small hole and oil leak. Had to redo it. Was able to remove the timing cover by the lifting the engine with a floor jack and block of wood. Put a small piece of 2x4 under the engine mounts. This project took about 16 hours. Also, a new valve cover appears to have cured the oil leak. Car back on road and running ok.
'00 Mazda MPV Family's car
'83 300D 235,000
'84 109E 175,000
'74 280C 125,000 in garage; needs rehab or sell for parts???
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