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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-20-04, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Timing Chain Whoes....

After doing the dreaded head gasket job following the guide on eafalcon.com, I've come up against two slight problems.

1. The timing chain guide snapped. It will probably work fine how it is, however, is it worth using a small metal plate, some pk screws and glue to glue/bolt it back together.

2. The timing chain tensioner: The writeup on eafalcon.com says to simply remove the filter and then undo it using the allen key. However, mine didnt have a filter there and trying to find it, somehow we pulled the tensioner out. What is the process to put it back in? I assume its still in the locked position. Should we unlock it, slide it back in and lock it again?

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Re: Timing Chain Whoes....

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Re: Timing Chain Whoes....

You can buy a timing chain kit for about $60 bucks from auto stores that has new tensioner, guides and timing chain. Use what you need and keep the rest for spares. It is not worth taking short cuts, a broken timing chain is big $ to fix.
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Re: Timing Chain Whoes....

yeh, as above^^^^^^
the timing chain guide snapping is a common problem
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