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 Post subject: Timing chain tension?
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Hey guys quick question,

Just installed my new cam in last nite and and it was all swete until i noticed oil pissing out from the tensioner bolt. So i removed the pump and tightened it up and it stopped leaking now i think that the tension was too tight cause there is a low pitch whirring noise coming from the timing case. Im not sure if i have set too much tension if that is possible? i have a downloaded manual which doesnt tell me what amount of tension is needed. Im goin to remove the rocker cover tomoz to respray it could any one tell me how to reset the tension properly and what tools might come in handy.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing chain tension?
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:11 pm 
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the tensioner needs to be re set, once the tensioner is locked in/ tension released off the chain, you just relase the tensioner again, it will automatically take up the slack..
the tensioner is self adjusting..

dont drive it with 2 much tension on the chain as it will either brake the chain guides or chew out the aux shaft..

just do as the manual states and you should be ok...
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Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:33 pm 
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kickn_it wrote:
Hey guys quick question,

Just installed my new cam in last nite and and it was all swete until i noticed oil pissing out from the tensioner bolt. So i removed the pump and tightened it up and it stopped leaking now i think that the tension was too tight cause there is a low pitch whirring noise coming from the timing case. Im not sure if i have set too much tension if that is possible? i have a downloaded manual which doesnt tell me what amount of tension is needed. Im goin to remove the rocker cover tomoz to respray it could any one tell me how to reset the tension properly and what tools might come in handy.

Cheers


lock the tensioner again and then release it again. when you put the small bolt back on, put some gasket maker on the thread before you tighten it, this will stop leakage.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing chain tension?
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Some info about the chain tensioner and how to reset it

viewtopic.php?t=59820&
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 Post subject: Re: Timing chain tension?
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Trust me dont drive untill you fix it , ive got a fked block because someone left it unreset

 

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 Post subject: Re: Timing chain tension?
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:27 pm 
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ford fairmont u r a legend mate i really appreciate that link it was very helpful im gunna try my luck tomoz at work. Fingers crossed :? .

The gregories manual isnt very well explained :x

Cheers guys for the advice ill get back with some details.

Cheers :D

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:43 am 
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Well its all sweet now guys got the timing tensioner sorted.Now i understand how it works makes it much easier to put it back together with confidence.

Thanks for all the help much appreciated. On the side i was able to strip and paint my rocker cover a sweet as metallic blue looks mint. :D

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:17 pm 
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good on you kickn_it...always easier to do things once you understand how things work :)

+1 to pic.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Cant seem to upload my photos to this website so i will post a link to a photobucket if ya wanna see the rocker cover paint job.

http://s953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/fordefxr6/

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:18 pm 
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kickn_it wrote:
Cant seem to upload my photos to this website so i will post a link to a photobucket if ya wanna see the rocker cover paint job.

http://s953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/fordefxr6/


Very nice, clean and shiny :)

 

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