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Old 11-06-2003, 05:30 PM
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Lots of posts on chain stretch - try a search. Basically you line up the marks on the cam and cam bearing tower and observe the timing marks on the balancer.

You need a 27mm socket to put on the balancer bolt to turn the engine over

If you get a worse chain rattle at start-up, you need a new tensioner. You should attend to this, and the broken rail, sooner rather than later.

Try www.kkmfg.com for body parts.
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