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Old 10-20-2003, 11:46 PM
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Definitely do the rails and tensioner (do them first) then check the chain for stretch. If after replacing the rails and tensioner your chain still shows 8*-10* stretch, roll in a new chain. Upper rails aren't too difficult on the V-8's and the tensioner is only a matter of a couple bolts (but holding the new tensioner against the block is a be-itch while trying to start the bolts).

This is in regards to the SLC.
Mike Tangas
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