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When should the Timing chain be replaced ?

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    When should the Timing chain be replaced ?

    How much will the part cost ? Tips on install please

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    Timing chain is good for a long time.

    The time to change it is if you are doing a cam swap.
    I am running the Crane single chain (adj.) on my 402. $180 or something...but may have gone up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Timing chain is good for a long time.

    The time to change it is if you are doing a cam swap.
    I am running the Crane single chain (adj.) on my 402. $180 or something...but may have gone up.
    ok, I wasnt sure n our cars. I know they say every 50k, but I think most of the auto makers want you in sooner so its more $$$ for them

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    There are tons of stock cars out there with over 100K on the stocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    There are tons of stock cars out there with over 100K on the stocker.
    I am @80k right now

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    50-70,000 used to be the old rule of thumb back when Nylon cam gears were used. Those Nylon gears would just eventually give up.

    Nowadays I think most new cars use a steel or iron gear set, which technically should last as long as the rest of the engine.

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    Ya shouldn't need to be changed.

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    I have $79k on my ride and the dealer said my chain is still good.

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    50,000 is for belts, not chains. chains last a lot longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I am @80k right now
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muteki View Post
    I have $79k on my ride and the dealer said my chain is still good.
    thats a lot of money to be carrying around in your car, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grouch0jr View Post
    thats a lot of money to be carrying around in your car, haha.

    no he said he had $79000 on his car, lmao.

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