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I am about to have the timing chain replaced in my 72 sel 4.5. Does anyone know about how much it will cost? Estimate? thanks in advance................
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Chain costs about $89.

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I was wanting to know an estimate on labor cost as well....thanks

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Labor Cost Has To Do With Where You Live. In Other Words, What Your Labor Rate Per Hour Is In Your Surrounding Area. Call A Local Shop Ask Flat Rate To Replace Chain, Tensioner And All Guides. Then Ask Labor Rate Per Hour.
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I was wondering if someone could give me a rough estimate, maybe someone that has had it done before. I have someone that is going to change it out for me and I was wanting an idea of about how much it would cost before going into it.......to know if he was giving me a good deal or not...........................
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For what it's worth it cost me €825 which is about $1,000. That included a new chain, tensioner and one of the guide rails. Fitting was 4 hours at €78 per hour.
The pricing wont meant diddly unless you live in Ireland but I'd guess 4 hours is reasonable to do it. There is a cheaper option of feeding the new chain in with just the timing cover removed if you think it is only the chain that has stretched. I would guess a couple of hours for this approach.

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I am about to have the timing chain replaced in my 72 sel 4.5. Does anyone know about how much it will cost? Estimate? thanks in advance................

Well in Karachi, Pakistan it is about 46 to 50 US Dollars.
And the coated plate on which it moves is roughly US $20.

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Please re read my above post. Simply call a shop and ASK!
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Why wont you re read my post and understand the question I am asking......................carnut
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I am about to have the timing chain replaced in my 72 sel 4.5. Does anyone know about how much it will cost? Estimate? thanks in advance................
$1,000 US dollars in the northwestern hemisphere.
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