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Old 10-22-2010, 12:38 PM
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I was just talking to my buddy about replacing the water pump and timing belt in my truck because it has gone over 108k. He told me it has a timing chain, and if the pump isnt leaking then dont bother. He said the only time you need to do those replacements are when something goes wrong such as the leak. I always thought those were a routine maintenance type deal isn't it? I also didn't know it was a timing chain either
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:43 PM
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our engines suck in order to do both chains you have to pull the motor but if you only do one cartridge as they call it you don't have to pull motor I think it is the left side, not sure off the top of my head now.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:51 PM
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our engines suck in order to do both chains you have to pull the motor but if you only do one cartridge as they call it you don't have to pull motor I think it is the left side, not sure off the top of my head now.
GTFO?! Pull the whole engine for it?!
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:03 PM
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yep
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:04 PM
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%*&#@!
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:04 PM
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you got a clicking noise at 1500-2000 rpm
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:05 PM
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what is gtfo ? never mind figured it out noob question huh lol
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:07 PM
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get the f out
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:27 PM
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yeah clinton the SOHC 4.0s actually multiple timing chains (3 or 4) and 2 are in the back of the motor if i recall correctly. so if they arent broke, dont fix em! lol
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:38 PM
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Yeah!! good god, I had no idea! So these things are pretty good and last a while? When they go I guess thats a pretty bad thing huh?
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:45 PM
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Books says the engine HAS to come out for the pushrod engine only because of the oil pan. You gotta remove the engine to remove the oil pan. What's the oil pan got to do with the timing chain? I dunno I'm writin' what mah book says.
With the SOHC engine it's recommended to remove it and bolt it to a stand because to leave it in would require all the special tools and technical information of a fully equipped dealership. Which to me is saying yeah it's gotta come out if you ever need to do it and want it to go smoothly.

Do these timing chains have built in tensioners to keep 'em tight as they wear? I believe so. Pretty smart design.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:05 PM
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Wow, Great thread.
I am also at 108 and was asking around about this.
I blew a timing chain in a talon one time and the cylinders all slammed into the valves, then the car got sold.
Is this what would happen with the sohc also?
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:17 PM
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Clinton, mine has 165k now just a bit of spark knock
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:28 PM
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Books says the engine HAS to come out for the pushrod engine only because of the oil pan. You gotta remove the engine to remove the oil pan. What's the oil pan got to do with the timing chain? I dunno I'm writin' what mah book says.
With the SOHC engine it's recommended to remove it and bolt it to a stand because to leave it in would require all the special tools and technical information of a fully equipped dealership. Which to me is saying yeah it's gotta come out if you ever need to do it and want it to go smoothly.

Do these timing chains have built in tensioners to keep 'em tight as they wear? I believe so. Pretty smart design.

damn!
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Clinton, mine has 165k now just a bit of spark knock
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:41 PM
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well if the timing chain goes and takes out a bunch of valves and other shit. I would try to cram a 351 cleveland in there

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