Thread: timing chain
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Old 09-28-2002, 10:01 PM
P.E.Haiges P.E.Haiges is offline
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To quote you: "I replaced mine at 134k and because it was 16 years old".

Now there's a case "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Mine is 22 years old and 236,000 miles and I wouldn't think of replacing it until it has reached 3 degree elongation. Besides, the chains don't break unless something else breaks like the vacuum pump or chain guides and broken parts get into the running chain. When the chain elongates, it just causes the cam timing to be off slightly and even less for the IP. Only if the chain gets elongated so much that the tensioner will not take up the slack, will the chain jump a tooth or 2 and cause the valves to hit the pistons.

And when I do (if ever) replace my chain, I'll do it myself for about $75.


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