Thread: Timing Chain & Clutch Problems
03-10-2012, 05:31 PM #1
Timing Chain & Clutch Problems
My mechanic (Steve Friebe) opened my motor up and noticed a problem with my timing chain. He said I was lucky. I am replacing the clutch. Took out the motor and found all the teeth. Going to put in the 2011 again however the RIVA Damper Gear will go on. Any advice as to what I should get done while I have the motor out? Anyone else have timing chain issues?
03-10-2012, 07:39 PM #2
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maybe a tooth got inbetween the chain and cam gear.......... or maybe loading and unloading of the engine took its toll on the chain
What kind of oil do you have in that motor?
03-10-2012, 08:35 PM #3
03-10-2012, 09:07 PM #4
I would agree that a piece of debris assisted with the chain. Check the chain tensioners for damage and also look at the exhaust side tensioner where it rests at the lower end to make sure the cast retainer didn't break a piece off. I had a case do that and it needed a weld job to repair the case as the back side of the retainer failed and the tensioner barely held in place. It isn't a high load area but high enough that the tensioner may back off enough to cause an issue.
03-10-2012, 09:31 PM #5
I would tell you to get rid of the OEM internals, especially since your RPMs are well above 8,000.
03-12-2012, 03:13 PM #6
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ouch that would have been messy if that let go. you were real lucky with that one carlos.
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