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1 week 17 hours ago #4426 by hohbmwrider
fitting new (endless) timing chain on R75/5 was created by hohbmwrider
Some fellow 'heads might have dealt with this issue. I have looked on airboat forums, micapeak, etc., and have not found any discussion. Everybody seems to be fitting duplex chains with master links and 'fish' clips. I wish to explore my options before starting work on a bare block with timing cover not yet removed and camshaft in the block. My mechanic says to go ahead and put the endless one in, but I read Brook Reams and Matt Parkhouse and come away with the impression that it would be a ticklish piece of work to try and fit both the crankshaft sprocket and cam sprocket at once, and using heat to boot...

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6 days 21 hours ago #4433 by Wobbly
Replied by Wobbly on topic fitting new (endless) timing chain on R75/5
Can't help with the chain, but (at least for the later models) it's also important to replace the moving chain follower and get the updated tension spring.

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