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 Post subject: how much works involed replacing a timeing chain?
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:53 pm 
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ive just had a major issue with my el my timeing chain has just snaped how much at worst set me back >?<
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Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:09 pm 
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Depends on whether it has bent valves or not.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:39 am 
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Engine out to start with.
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Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:59 am 
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SWC wrote:
Engine out to start with.



pretty much

as the timing cover is bolted to the sump or vice versa

pita to do

but rather easy

 

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 Post subject: Re: how much works involed replacing a timeing chain?
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:05 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Engine out to start with.


Err no.

All you need to do is unbolt the sump all round and let it drop down a touch, I've done this both in and out of the car and theres no way I'd go to the extent of taking the motor out just to change the timing chain!

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:31 pm 
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agree ^^
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Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:31 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
SWC wrote:
Engine out to start with.


Err no.

All you need to do is unbolt the sump all round and let it drop down a touch, I've done this both in and out of the car and theres no way I'd go to the extent of taking the motor out just to change the timing chain!



ahh really? i did not think there would be enough room?

cheers for the info!

than again thinking about it you could pop the engine mounts and lift the engine 2-3"

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:53 am 
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You could, but you dont even need to go that far. You only need an inch or so and dropping the sump down gives you enough. Also just leave the last 2 bolts at the bellhousing end in with just enough thread to hold, sump will drop and pivot back without actually falling out of alignment.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:25 am 
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it still is a royal pain to do
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Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:30 am 
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or you could drop the k frame, easier than removing the engine...
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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:11 am 
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Hey guy i took the head off last night found that the chain was a clean cut one good thing then after looking over it abit more 1 rocker has snapped in 2 parts and one has chiped the top off, 3 valves are bent straight and the tightner is broken aswell where does this leave me >?< :(
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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:14 am 
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Possible head reco

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:33 am 
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xrbabyboy531 wrote:
Hey guy i took the head off last night found that the chain was a clean cut one good thing then after looking over it abit more 1 rocker has snapped in 2 parts and one has chiped the top off, 3 valves are bent straight and the tightner is broken aswell where does this leave me >?< :(


In all honesty it would be cheaper to just go out and buy another motor and put it in rather than buying new chain new tensioner new head bolts new Valves and faster just keep yours for parts that way you can take one out and another in, In a day
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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:24 pm 
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New engine seems wiser if yours is stock, if its bent valves and broken rockers then its hit the piston(s), pistons may not be healthy either.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:42 pm 
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AU block and have your current head reco'd? Just another option. Sure its great being able to throw another motor in complete, but you're losing the Ticky goodness by doing that, and you should do the headgasket anyway.
I would rather spend the few extra dollars reco'ing the head and knowing its 100% over throwing a wrecker special in there. I suggested AU block even though its a bit more work as its a smoother bottom end (generally stronger), will have less kms and up to 5 years younger.

 

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