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Old 02-18-2003, 12:06 PM
Rato73 Rato73 is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: St. George, UT
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I appreciate your efforts as I am going to do replace my rails and chain ('84 380SE) this weekend as "might as well's" in conjuction with a camshaft replacement. I have studied both of your guides and feel ready to do it. I also have the service CDs, but their photos leave a lot to be desired.

One concern I have, however, is how difficult is it to hold the new chain rails in place as the new pins are driven in? There doesn't seen to be a lot of room for a hand and I shudder to think about dropping one down behind the timing cover. Or is it easier than it looks? Also, I am replacing the tensioner rail and tensioner just for good measure. Does the '84 380 have the electronic distributor timing control?

Thanks again,
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

'84 380SE
'66 MGB Roadster
'85 Mazda RX7
'91 Chevy P/U
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