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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-09-11, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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1988 ranger

Im new to this forum and Im hoping someone can help.
my 1988 ranger has the 2.9 in it and it broke a timing chain,
anyway my question is will the valves get bent by the pistons ( I
think this is called an interference motor ) or will it just be replacing
the chain and gears without pulling the heads ?

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Re: 1988 ranger

I'm not too familiar with the 2.8 but as long as you align the flywheel to top dead center then install the new chain, you'll be good to go. If it had a belt, I'd be a bit more concerned and in that case it might be worth while to check the heads out for any bent valves. If it was my engine, I'd do what I mentioned above however I also have the means to replace it should something else be amiss. I'm sure more knowledgeable folk will chime in shortly.

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