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124 230e replacing timing chain

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by DanielJAllen, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. DanielJAllen

    DanielJAllen New Member

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    This needs replacing, has this been covered before?
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Why does it need replacing?
     
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    Good maintenance - 180,000 miles and the tensioner worn. No excessive rattle.
     
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    I'd be inclined to change just the tensioner. Sprockets and chains usually wear together. A new chain will either wear the sprockets or wear itself to fit the sprockets. If the chain isn't rattling leave well enough alone. These are duplex chains so last very very well.
     
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    Thanks for that.
     
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