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Re: U-20 timing chain

Subject: Re: U-20 timing chain
From: "Chris Robertson" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:34:52 -0500
If the chains need replacing, then it is very likely that the gears also 
need replacing.  Do you get any rattle on startup?


>From: "Amy & Erik" <>
>Reply-To: "Amy & Erik" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: U-20  timing chain
>Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:06:44 -0500
>Following Gordon's chain test (car in gear, push backwards until chain is
>slack) I can push the chain into the L bracket pretty easily.  My tensioner
>is shimmed a bit.  How much shimming is really max before things get ugly?
>Would removing the L buy me time?
>Would it make any sense to just replace the chains at this point?  I have a
>baby due in a few weeks, so doing the whole set up is out of the question
>for this summer ($$$$), but the whole font end of my car is off  for the
>steering replacement, so it would be convienent to do the chains now.
>The engine is not original in my car so I don't know its mileage.
>Any advice is appreciated.
>Erik Smeby
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