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Date: 2 May 98 22:38:47 GMT
From: "nils.hedenstierna" <>
Subject: Re: Timing Chain

John Weiss <jrweissnopsamet*NOSPAM*.com> wrote in <6ifor9$>... > Timing chains should not need routine replacement, unlike belts. As long as > the tensioner keeps working, it should keep on running. This is true for timing chains in general. The usual scenario (not SAAB) as I understand it is that the chain gets worn and starts to slack. When the slack becomes greater than what the tensioner can take up, the chain starts to rattle. However, on some 16-valve SAAB engines (as was the case with my brother's 9000 CD 2.3) the chain snaps without warning (see earlier posting). Klas Hedenstierna

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