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timing chain advice 2.8 by jon m
Started on: 09-16-2014 08:51 AM
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Last post by: Gandalf on 10-02-2014 09:42 AM
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Report this Post09-16-2014 08:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jon mSend a Private Message to jon mEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi - I am in the middle of fixing oil leaks on my 87gt - I have removed the water pump and timing cover and I have noticed that the chain on the firewall side has a little play in it.
Is this normal?

any advice is welcomed

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Report this Post09-16-2014 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Timing chains stretch over time /mileage. This is normal. Too much can be a problem and cause late valve timing etc.
A severe case will allow the chain to jump on the sprocket. My thinking is if you so much as set eyes on an exposed timing chain, go ahead and replace it.

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I'm with Spoon...you're already there. Buy a good, name brand chain kit with the guide.
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Report this Post09-17-2014 08:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jon mSend a Private Message to jon mEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you for the advice - could you recommend a good chain to get ?

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Report this Post10-02-2014 09:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GandalfSend a Private Message to GandalfEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Jon,

I've got a Cloyes chain and gear set plus damper to go on my GT - seems to be perfectly good quality (though that's just my view from looking at it in the box!)

Cheap enough from RockAuto to the UK for the timing set, damper and FEL-PRO timing cover & water pump gasket set -

http://www.rockauto.com/cat...740edb4e70bce20f2d3a

about £46 + VAT delivered.

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