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 Post subject: BA XR8 Boss 260 timing chain guides & tensioners
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:20 am 
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Can anyone tell me if there was ever a recall by Ford to replace chain guides in the BA XR8.

I had heard they repalced the plastic chain guides with another type but cannot find the information anywhere.

The reason I ask is my car is in the dealer now and they have found remnants of the guide in the sump so it has to be replaced anyway (done 290 000 kms) just hoping there may have been some truth in the recall roumour.
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 Post subject: Re: BA XR8 Boss 260 timing chain guides & tensioners
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:31 am 
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as far as i know it was just the tensioners which were only replaced if the customer made a complaint bout the noise
btw 290 kout of a boss aint too bad i think
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:20 am 
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From what I understand, they never did a recall. If you ask anyone at Ford, it's not a common problem, just like the radiator splitting in the BAs and contaminating the trans fluid. If the issue was brought up within the warranty period, Ford would generally get it in and replace the 2 plastic tensioners with the new steel ones they started to use later down the track. If outside of the warranty period, you're on your own.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA XR8 Boss 260 timing chain guides & tensioners
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:30 pm 
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swworth wrote:
Can anyone tell me if there was ever a recall by Ford to replace chain guides in the BA XR8.
I had heard they replaced the plastic chain guides with another type but cannot find the information anywhere.
The reason I ask is my car is in the dealer now and they have found remnants of the guide in the sump so it has to be replaced anyway (done 290 000 kms) just hoping there may have been some truth in the recall rumour.

If I were you, I would contact your local Ford dealer and ask them if your vehicle is covered to have this done.
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