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 Post subject: ED XR6 Timing Chain Tensioner Removal Problems
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:37 pm 
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I am currently in the process of removing my head due to gasket and possible cracked head, but am stuck on the timing chain tensioner removal.
I have bought a long 3mm hex key and using a bic pen case as a sleeve to adjust and remove it.
I can turn the key clockwise once I have pushed in the makeshift sleeve, however, it just keeps turning and never reaches a locked full position. I have made probably a couple of hundred turns.
Anyway thinking that that must be normal, I proceeded to remove the outer retainer. Upon removing it, the compressed tensioner did not come with it as indicated in the Max Ellery Manual.
Can anyone shed any light as to what is likely happening and what I need to do?
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 Post subject: Re: ED XR6 Timing Chain Tensioner Removal Problems
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:57 am 
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No need to lock the tensioner to take it out, just undo the retaining bolt and pull the bastartd out.

You will need to lock it in to fit it though.
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 Post subject: Re: ED XR6 Timing Chain Tensioner Removal Problems
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:50 pm 
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thanks mate.
It came out ok. Was fully compressed. Strange that just keeps turning the hex screw?

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 Post subject: Re: ED XR6 Timing Chain Tensioner Removal Problems
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:32 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that hex hole is not 3mm - it sure as heck isn't in MY tensioner!!

I use a 9/64 allen key rubbed gently on some sand paper - which side by side is a lot bigger than 3mm - looks closer to 4mm...

Your 3mm key has prolly just been rotating inside the hole.

 

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