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Title: Timing chain
Post by: vettman on May 08, 2019, 01:38:54 PM
93000 miles re shimmed valve's should i replace oem chain tensioner 1986 fj1200 still runs pretty good,but cam chain is a little lose ? what do yall think. vettman


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: Pat Conlon on May 08, 2019, 03:45:21 PM
Nope, check it for Abby normal wear, if good, properly reset it, use a new oem gasket and call it a day.

(Name that movie)


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: FJmonkey on May 08, 2019, 04:03:13 PM
Nope, check it for Abby normal wear, if good, properly reset it, use a new oem gasket and call it a day.

(Name that movie)

Abby Normal would be Young Frankenstein...
(https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.bOnn7yzHeN4pwDsNxvQNjQHaH0&pid=Api&P=0&w=300&h=300)


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: RPM - Robert on May 08, 2019, 04:12:30 PM
Remove the center bolt/springs and THEN remove the tensioner (Failing to do this will fully extend the tensioner and give you a false check) . Be careful not to catch the tip when removing it from the engine. You can then see how far it is extended and if the tip is worn. If it is fully extended it would need a new cam chain, as the chain would be stretched further than any I have seen. If the tip is worn replace the tensioner. If neither of those is the case replace the tensioner gasket and re install.

To install the tensioner compress the plunger all the way, install the tensioner into the block with the locking paw down. Once installed in the block, install the springs & center bolt and tighten. Installation complete.


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: FJ_Hooligan on May 09, 2019, 01:33:51 PM

Abby Normal would be Young Frankenstein...

"It's pronounced Fraankensteen."


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: ZOA NOM on May 09, 2019, 04:10:21 PM
Wasn't your hump on the other side?


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: FJ_Hooligan on May 09, 2019, 05:27:08 PM
"What hump?"


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: Pat Conlon on May 09, 2019, 10:34:18 PM
Listen to me very closely......PUT THE CANDLE BACK.....

So many classic lines in that movie....


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: moparman70 on May 12, 2019, 03:42:52 PM
SWEET Misery of Life and now I have found you..........


Title: Re: Timing chain
Post by: Flynt on May 12, 2019, 09:17:53 PM
SWEET Misery of Life and now I have found you..........

That's "Mystery of life..."

Ovaltine anyone?

Frank