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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Slack in Timing Chain

How much slack is too much? I am putting a 3.9 together for my 110. (Old one finally blew last week. I've been on borrowed time since I got it). Should I just replace?

Also, while I'm at it, what is everyone's experience with the Allmakes composite head gaskets? I ended up with a set and am trying to decide to just use them or buy Elring.
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The cloyes chain is so cheap, it would be silly not to replace.
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Thanks Ron. That's what I suspected.
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If you're already deep enough to get to the timing chain, just replace it.

I'd go with a double roller chain instead of the flat-link style though. Less stretch and wear over time, keeps the vavletrain timing more accurate. Stronger too, as many flat link chains also have nylon teeth, a roller chain has steel. A touch louder though, but you'll never notice it in a defender.

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