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Old 06-10-2002, 04:23 PM
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"the chain had some teeth missing, but I don't know how in the hell the valves could be bad from that small amount of damage"

These are close tolerance, interferance engines. If the chain is off by just one tooth, the pistons and valves will contact one another. So in reality, that "small amount" of damage is not so small.
Mike Tangas
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