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Old 05-08-2002, 10:28 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
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I'm from your brother's school

I had the opportunity that you had, but given the circumstances I passed and only replaced the tensioner guide and chain rail. My chain appeared in perfect condition, much like Capn's.

I figured, if it aint broke, why fix it? Too much at stake to mess up, and that crimp tool is a pain in the a$$ to find and is way too expensive to rent/buy.

As Sixto said, in almost all likelihood, only foreign matter will cause it to break (catostrophic tensioner/chain rail breakage), NOT the chain failing itself.

It's your call, but if the chain looks good, I wouldn't fool with it. It's a tricky replacement.

Good luck!


'91 300E, 210K miles
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