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Old 06-01-2011, 08:55 PM
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Timing chain replacement

Im thinking about replacing the timing chain on my 2000 4.6L V8 F150.

Are there any special tools I need to get/loan before I tackle this task ?

Please instruct me to a good DYI page if there is one on here.


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Old 06-01-2011, 11:59 PM
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First question is why? Unless you have a broken chain (caused by other failures such as a seized cam) then they should be good for the life of the engine meaning 300,000 miles and even more. To just change them as a regular maintenance concern is not necessary. This should help if you do need to replace them. http://www.f150online.com/forums/art...r-engines.html

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:08 AM
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Ignition time is wrong...due to stretched chain at 220k miles.

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Ignition time is wrong...due to stretched chain at 220k miles.
How do you know this? Code?
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:28 AM
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Your chain tensioner will/should take up any normal slack and it would be extremely rare for the chain to be stretched even close to affecting timing. I've seen these chains with well over 300,000 miles still be in factory spec. I'm with ONELOWF what codes or other indications do you have of a timing issue?

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Old 06-02-2011, 12:03 PM
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my vacuum pressure is at 15psi and there's no other indication of a leak anywhere else. It got no pickup acceleration and feel like a few cylinder not working,
also given the age and mileage of the truck...

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:46 PM
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do a compression check.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:59 PM
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Will do that first thing after I put all the new parts together...

I've been putting that off because I hate to smell the fuel when disconnect the fuel hose to get to one of the cylinder. It gave me a headache for a few days.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:19 PM
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:54 PM
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Hey guys, if you're being a dumb *** or a smart ***... stay out of my post please.

Im here to get help, dont need to get side-tracked by some losers who sit infront of the computer all day and think they know everything about their trucks.

Thanks but no thanks okay ?

I need some real advices from real people... no snobby children.
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