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Old 07-10-2007, 10:31 AM
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Need Automotive Grade Prozac = timing chain

The lovely Tabitha is having some problems. Last week she developed a tick in the valve cover, which turned out to be a link almost completely separated in the timing chain. That chain is less then a year old, and it wasn't the clip style master link that came apart.

At the same time the tensioner was replaced, which is allowing some slack in the chain and not ratcheting like it's supposed to.

The tensioning rail appears to be fractured at the base causing it to become un-aligned.

After 6 front crank seals, she has decided to start start puking again.

Is she trying to tell me something? I pamper her, talk to her every day. Where have I gone wrong? whunter will be posting a few photos of the chain later.

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Old 07-10-2007, 10:33 AM
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:44 PM
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What

is wrong with this picture???
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:49 PM
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That ain't good. Another minute or so and it would have been a disaster.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:49 PM
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Cheap

Cheap aftermarket chain!!!

The next one will be STAR marked....

My suspicion is the missing link piece got in between crank sprocket and front seal = wrecked front seal...

Clarification: IWIS brand Timing Chain was installed to replace the failed junk.

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:51 PM
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What brand?
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:02 PM
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What brand?
WIPPERMANN

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:21 PM
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Yikes....that could have been a disaster! I recall Roy mentioning it at the meetup in July....which you weren't at..why not?!

I've been doing essentially non-stop repairs for the past few weeks on my car...and I have more to come, much of it will be rust-fixing...but a lot has been mechanical. I couldn't even drive it tonight because I ran out of time and it was raining on me while working... COLD....as I tried to finish up my injectors.

In the past 3 weeks I have done:

Flex Discs, Center bearing and carrier on my SD
Oil pressure sender on my SD
Replaced Horns back to brand new Bosch stock instead of Stebel horns on my SD
Injector nozzle replacement with bosios (took all day today) on my SD
Primer Pump on my car and the 300D
Valve adjustment on my dad's SD
Vacuum lines re-install on the 300D, some moron messed it up completely
Headlight replacement on 300D
Repaired hood hinge on my dad's SD, it sheared off a pin
Removed fender and Hood to work on hood hinge on his SD
Adjusted the steering play on the 300D, still needs more adjustment

Still to do:

Valve adjustment on 300D
Valve adjustment on my SD
Transmission fluid/filter on my dad's SD
Oil change soon on my car
Inside door handle on my car
Install the nifty beetle fuel filter to block oil in the vac system on all 3 cars
Tons of rust repair on my SD
Get the tires rotated on my SD
Replace rusted out horns on 300D with my old (only used 3 months) stebel horns
Adjust steering more on 300D
Replace glowplugs and possibly the relay on 300D
Switch 300D engine to synthetic oil for winter
Tranny fluid and filter for 300D

At some point I'm going to have to change out my rear axels when the boots fail....and will also consider diff swap to 2.88...and replace diff mount.

It never ends!!!

And, we want to replace the minivan with a 240d stick, and maybe ANOTHER 300D.... We're nuts!
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:24 PM
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After 6 front crank seals, she has decided to start start puking again.
Sounds like you need to get a speedi-sleeve on there.


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Old 09-11-2007, 12:52 AM
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Hmmm

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Sounds like you need to get a speedi-sleeve on there.
The issue was the harmonic balancer hub, replaced with a good used one from a W116 300SD at the local pick-n-pull.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:10 AM
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Glad yall caught that early Adam. Could have been rather unpleasant to say the least. Better get that car fixed up while you're young! Good time to spend $$$ on cars......
Keep us posted.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:04 PM
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bump

for customer with clip link style timing chain just installed, and making noise at 400 miles..

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What's that last picture... it looks like a UFO?
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:17 PM
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What's that last picture... it looks like a UFO?

speedisleeve
http://www.skf.com/group/products/seals/industrial-seals/power-transmission-seals/wear-seals-skf-speedi-sleeve/index.html

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Old 04-06-2009, 01:24 PM
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wipperman chains were notorious for failing.

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