Thread: slack chain TDC
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Old 09-04-2002, 01:21 AM
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The only time I saw slack in the new chain was when the tensioner was out, or backed way off OR when moving the crank CCW the slightest amount.

I am unclear if you are asking about installing a new tensioner, or making comment about a new tensioner that is installed. By all means install a new tensioner with a new chain AND a new tensioner will not be providing tension (beyond the spring tension) until the engine is running and oil pressure is up.
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