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Old 05-10-2002, 07:35 PM
joe p joe p is offline
it leaks, its german
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: raleigh nc
Posts: 1,111
Just my 2 cents....... for the cost of the chain, I'd do it. I know its a pain in the proverbial a** but, look at it as cheap insurance. If nothing else chains stretch and will throw the cam timing a bit which may or may not be noticable.

I've replaced several and found that it takes all of 20 min. to replace it once you are there. The oil pump chain oughtta be fine but, look hard at the tensioner rail for it and replace it if its worn. (odds are its grooved)

The big trick is cuttin the old chain off and I will use nothing more than a punch and hammer to breaked the old one. Stuff a rag to keep debris out of the oil pan

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