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 Post subject: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:13 pm 
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Hi guys. Ive got the engine out of my xr6 and i need to change the timing chain. My question is, is it necessary to take the head off? or is it possible to remove and replace the timing chain cover without doing so?
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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:01 pm 
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You can remove the timing cover without taking the head off. The sump can be loosed to make it easier to remove. That being said, most people would replace the sump gasket and rear seal while the engine is out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Why do you need to change the timing chain ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:17 pm 
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I had the engine out as I needed to replace sump gasket and weld up the clutch hole on the firewall, when I dropped the sump, I found a chain guide in the bottom. So may as well do the chain.
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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Making lot of work for yourself. The chains are usually bullet proof - the guide I assume is the lower one on the timing cover. Provided it's okay, refit it to the cover and put the sump on.

As mentioned, you'd be better replacing the rear main seal, and possibly the rear welch plug.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:36 pm 
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okay so i am finally getting around to this, ive removed the sump and ive removed all the bolts from the timing cover. ive used an allan key to release the tensioner but i cant seem to get the cover off. it moves around but it still seams that the tensioner is attached. what am i doing wrong? / Forgetting?
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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:41 pm 
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where could i get the tool on the right?
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 Post subject: Re: EF Timing Chain Replacement
Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:29 pm 
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anyone? I've got the engine out of the car. Dropped the sump. I've released the tension and got the timing cover loose but can't get it off.
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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:22 pm 
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Did you pull the tensioner completely out? Also the top guide bolt removed?

 

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