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Old 05-06-2003, 19:43   #1 (permalink)
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Timing chain tension again...

Hey guy, i got a problem...
After replacing the head gasket, im having trouble with the chain tension. I got the cam sleeve locked back into the piston but when i screw in the outer bolt, it doesnt want to go all the way in! Im assuming that its over tensioned.. Should the outer bolt go all the way?? goes in about 3/4 then resistance is felt.
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Old 05-06-2003, 21:06   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guy, i got a problem...
After replacing the head gasket, im having trouble with the chain tension. I got the cam sleeve locked back into the piston but when i screw in the outer bolt, it doesnt want to go all the way in! Im assuming that its over tensioned.. Should the outer bolt go all the way?? goes in about 3/4 then resistance is felt.
Any idea's?
If your talking about the tensioner bolt thing, you should make doubly sure that a) the tensioner is locked all the way in still, and b) the tensioner is facing the right direction(eg, keep turning the entire tensioner until it engages with the tensioner chain guide)

If your still having problems then there is something else wrong. Also remember there is usually a squashed O-ring on the tensioner bolt, so it might not look like it's going all the way in, but should come pretty close.
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have you made sure that u have the sleeve grooves in the right position against the back of the tensioner guide? the smallest of the two "prongs" goes towards the back of the engine and the slightly larger one to the front

By the way, resistance is a good sign, as long as its not too much, i usually get a large flathead and a hammer and gently tap it around using the two holes on the outer body
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Ok, i tried it again and im sure its locked in Ok. The outer bolt goes in almost all the way... tho im scared if i tighten it too much something will break. Does the vavle flow oil?? If its not in all the way, will it leak or not work??

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