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Old 04-08-2003, 12:36 PM
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The timing chain on my M103 engine DID break. That occurred at about 230,000 miles.

Check for stretch first.

I did have chatter, or ticking afterward for a second or so until oil pressure comes up. I attributed this to a hydraulic lifter.
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