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TheArtist
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chains

Postby TheArtist » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:02 am



How often do the chains need to be replaced? I have 40,000 on my 79 and I do the external work myself. Learning alot from the different forums. Thanks.



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Re: chains

Postby dingdong » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:30 pm

What chains are you asking about? The only chain except for the starter chain is the primary chain. It probably will never need replacing. You may be referring to the timing belts and if they have never been replaced you need to do it "soon".
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Re: chains

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:11 pm

are you talking about the timing belts? if you are unsure of how old the belts are then replace them
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Re: chains

Postby TheArtist » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:26 pm

I see that there are 2 chains which you hit on the head, thanks. One less thing to worry about. Also the first thing I did was replace the belts, plugs, filters, and do the motor flush with the trany oil.

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Re: chains

Postby Old Fogey » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:20 pm

dingdong wrote:What chains are you asking about? The only chain except for the starter chain is the primary chain. It probably will never need replacing. You may be referring to the timing belts and if they have never been replaced you need to do it "soon".

And the duplex oil pump chain!


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