Is it necessary to fit new cam chain tensioner at rebuild?


4 replies to this topic
  • fixitandy

Posted January 23, 2015 - 04:26 AM

#1

Hey there, Firstly, does the cam chain tensioner push against the cam chain guide? & is it really necessary to change it out in a rebuild if your replacing the guides? Cheers Andy.

  • stevethe

Posted January 23, 2015 - 05:25 AM

#2

I would say if there is wear. However sometimes they show no wear.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 23, 2015 - 05:44 AM

#3

The tensioner does wear, and if you are replacing the guides and  chain, I would absolutely replace the tensioner.

 

The tensioner becomes 'sloppy' in it's housing, and can bind, and stop working.



  • fixitandy

Posted January 23, 2015 - 02:17 PM

#4

The tensioner does wear, and if you are replacing the guides and  chain, I would absolutely replace the tensioner.
 
The tensioner becomes 'sloppy' in it's housing, and can bind, and stop working.

Thanks Bill, I originally planned to change it out during my rebuild, & then decided to draw the line somewhere as to not go crazy & buy everything in case there's unforeseen problems but my gut & common sense would have won out over my stingey ass eventually, cheers guys

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 23, 2015 - 02:31 PM

#5

Yeah stingy is always a bad thing when it comes to top end and head rebuilds, I always say. Out loud.






 
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