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Old 04-06-2001, 10:16 AM
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My car has 173,000 miles, I dont think the timing chain has been replaced yet. Have any of you dont this yourself? I am an average DIYer with average tools. I do not have my CD yet, is this best left to a prof? The car runs great right now and I want to keep it that way.
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Old 04-06-2001, 11:39 PM
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You can check the stretch of the chain to see if it needs to be replaced. I think 3 degrees stretch is max?
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Old 04-07-2001, 07:14 AM
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Change it!

If you have close to 200K, I would change it now, why take the chance..
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