96 EF Futura
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
Sorry I will give you a little background
The car is completely stock Im the second owner, its a 3.9l automatic and is never thrashed etc
when I bought it it had 315k on the clock but has had a new crank and head ( have seen receipts ) it did have a timing chain rattle though
Anyways I took it to a mechainc who ripped me off as the chain was never changed ( could tell by the condition of the guides and the fact that the upper guide bolt head was sheered beyond belief, it took a small blow torch to remove the bolt.
Anyway had a mechanic help me fit the brand new chain, guides and tensioner, also replaced the woodruff key and crank sprocket, though i didnt use any loctite here...
Anyway bolted it back together and all was fine for around 400k's until i took the drive to brisbane - within that period the car was driven very steadily
The weirdest part is the fact that the car was beautiful before i switched it off, then the next morning it rattled its ass off!
Im losing patience with this thing at a rapid pace, ive been driving it around and its going fine besides the rattle, just turn the stereo up
Oh and if I have the rocker cover off, and crank the engine with the key, intermittently, checking in between - sometimes the chain is tight, other times it is slack - any ideas?
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted
Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )