Been hearing the death rattle last few startups and my chain is indeed loose and there is scoring on the covers. I know some of you have very strong convictions about this subject, but for me and my situation (no garage, limited finances) it makes the most sense to just change the chain, tensioner and guides, so thatís what Iím doing. And no, I will NOT attempt to start it up again until itís done
I have watched panzerpuffís video on timing chain service probably 15 or more times over the last few months preparing myself and read many threads here and elsewhere. I have not seen much about single row chain service, though. I think one of you guys mentioned somewhere that the single row is ďmore difficult because it has a way of jumping teeth on the cam gearĒ, but thatís really all I could find.
So, anything I should look out for, or is specific to my model year? Iíve ordered the Febi kit which includes everything. Got the stud puller for guide rails. Does the single row need to be riveted? I think I read somewhere that the master link does not use circlips.
Iím honestly very excited for this job! It was a mere three years ago that I was proud of myself for doing a tune up!