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Old 08-20-2004, 02:36 AM
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right, the latest is....

timing chain and tensioner are all back together. The engine is in 1 piece (at last) and I took it for its first test drive late last night.

It seems fine, the engine is conseiderably quieter than before and there is no more chain slap when you first start the engine.

The idle problem is still hunts/surges, it will drop to 300/400rpm then surge up to 1200/1300 rpm then back down rarely dies. When driving it fine, performance seems normal. When the engine temp is hot (water @ 80c +) it holds an idle, albeit a little rough...

I assume I broke/disconnected/etc something whilst playing under the engine...will investigcate this weekend.

Thanks again for everyones help, I couldnt have done it without your help

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