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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No, timing chains are not expected to be replaced periodically like belts. Ocassionally they get noisey at high mileages and require a new tensioner pad but usually the chain is OK with a new pad
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
on the cam shaft there is a dowel it sopose to be up while crank shaft pulley is aline to 0 in most case damper rubber on crank shaft pulley shifts and cant get timming line up. in that case you get #1 piston up make sure its # 1, then on cam shaft put #1 int. and exh. lobes opposite so int. and exh. are close ,when engine turns exh. opens
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
The 'special bolt B' listed in the Haynes manual allows adjustment for the silent shaft chain, not the timing chain.
I don't know why there is a phillip head screw instead of a bolt.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
That sound is most likely the cam synchroniser. It is located in the area youre speaking of. If you look at the timing cover there is a small 3 wire sensor attached by 3 screws to what appears to be a distrbutor. these develop a squeak and can only be fixed by replacing.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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I checked out the pajero forum, they don't mention the bottom tensioner as being the noise maker here but rather a sloppy chain, stretched beyond the tensioner and riding on the guides. The noise sounds like it comes from the fan area as a metallic chattering. They sell a chain that has a master link in it, and you don't have to tear down the entire engine again to get to it, just the top cover,, Cut the old chain, and use it to pull the new one through. Also, if your chain did jump its gear, it would only be a matter of 8 - 10 miles before the cam breaks. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 04, 2010
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