Date: 5 Aug 2004 02:53:22 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: 99Turbo timing chain tensioner install?

On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 09:31:36 +1200, Richard Sutherland-Smith <> wrote: > In message <> > Dave Hinz <> wrote: > >> It's been a while since I lived in the "B-engine" world...can someone >> refresh my memory on installing a timing chain tensioner for, in this >> case, a 99 Turbo? > > On engines up to and including 2954 you lock the spring in compression > with an Allen key and release it after mounting, the other type is > pushed back onto a shim, and then mounted; when ready, remove the shim > and push the tensioner in, this releases it and it will pop out and > work. OK, so here's the situation. The car is sitting for several years without it. Can I verify that the chain hasn't slipped by lining up dots on the camshaft sprocket when #1 is at TDC, or something along those lines? I don't have a manual for it yet. Actually, my c900 manuals should be accurate enough for a 99 Turbo for a lot of it, shouldn't they? Thanks for the reminder about keeping it in until installed, I seem to remember screwing that up once (having the tensioner pop all the way out before I was ready). Fun times... Thanks, Dave Hinz

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