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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:12 am 
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has anyone on here had trouble with a relatively low km ( 80-ish k )AU motor jumping the cam timing ? the oil in it was black. is this tied up with it ?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:59 pm 
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If the timing chain has jumped then the tensioners have most probably snapped. Does it still run at all?
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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:02 pm 
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i have swapped it with another low k engine. it still ran, but was crook. i reset the cam timing. it has some bent inlet valves.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:53 pm 
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the question i would like answered is why ? i have seen/heard of a few au's doing the same thing. any one else heard of it and why it happens ?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:38 pm 
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no idea man

my auxr65 has over 215,000kms and driven damn hard a fiar few of them never skipped a tooth at all

could happen to maybe lack of routine servicing and dirt gettign into tensioner?

or a weak chain?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:41 pm 
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Its news to me as well. Definitely not a common problem (unless people stuff around with the tensioner)

 

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