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Old 08-27-2006, 10:33 PM
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Checking Timing Chain

I'm doing a valve adjustment as soon as AutoZone gets my new gasket delivered. I'd like to check the timing chain stretch while I have the engine opened, how would I do this? Also, what else should I look for while I have it opened?

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Old 08-27-2006, 10:37 PM
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THIS should be what you need.
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:46 PM
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This is better for a new member.
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:58 PM
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Where can I get one of those gauges? Are they just for MB or will AutoZone have one so I can use their free tool rental service?
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:02 PM
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Where can I get one of those gauges? Are they just for MB or will AutoZone have one so I can use their free tool rental service?
If you're speaking about the gauge that Danny used, it's a standard dial indicator with suitable attachment hardware. It's not an M/B gauge. AutoZone probably won't have it.

I'd use the marks on the tower first. You don't need the gauge for an initial check just to get a quick idea of where you are.

The SD reads 2.5 with the tower marks. I never bothered with the proper setup with the gauge.
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:12 PM
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Indicators can be bought at tool and die supply shops, usually.

Where I live there's about 4-5shops withen a few miles of me. These include Production Tool Supply, J&L, Granger among others (even a Harbur freight, if your cheap.)


It's a standered shop tool.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:50 PM
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I used this tool:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=33675

And this one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=5645

This one will do fine also:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=5646

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