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Yes, if the do you need to replace them.

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SOURCE: High pitch howling/whirring in engine

Very important. When tentioners, (primary & secondary cam chain tentioners) where replaced. Did they update bearing support plate bearings, and even more IMPORTANTLY.
INA Inner Cam Bearings removed and replaced with Torringtons?

If not you are about to experiance a broken oil pump body, feed & return gears for pump. And either new cases (3,500 bucs) Or repair, which I'm unsure of cost. Haven't gotton bill yet. Wish I could add pics.Unbeleavable what needle bearings can do to. Waiting for cases to come back... Customer took this as his opportunity to custom build A MONSTER of a motor.
When INA bearings are chattered they do make a whirring noise.

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SOURCE: When driving my 2000 fatboy makes a noise like

It sounds like it, only way to check is to remove the side cover and check it. If you are not good at this stuff take it in, could cause major damage if the tentioner is loose.

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the tensioners are spring loaded and the springs are real tuff the fiber pad is another story the cam cover comes off easy a gaggle of 3/16 allen bolts the adjuster is on the 7:00 position turn it insert a small allen wrench or nail thru the adj, into the small hole in cam plate to hold it in the loose position pop out old one insert new one

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