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timeing chain replacement?

i was told that at 150k miles or so the timeing chain needs to be replaced and if i fail to than the engine will go boom boom boom and make me sad in a very expencive way


so do i need to replace it?

can i do it myself?

how much would it cost?

can i do it myself? how?

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i was told that at 150k miles or so the timeing chain needs to be replaced and if i fail to than the engine will go boom boom boom and make me sad in a very expencive way
The EFI 5L's use a double row timing chain which really won't break unless there is something else majorly wrong. The do become a little loose with age but that's nothing to worry about. IMO only change it when doing a cam change or engine rebuild, otherwise if the engine is runnin gok just leave it.
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I agree with EDXR8 too

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Or a service that should be done on ohc engines around 180,000 klrs

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