Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by ltcommuter
I've set an appointment for this Friday with San Jose BMW to replace my chain tensioner (since Shealey lives too far away
While they're in that deep (5 hr job) what else should be replaced after 170k miles?
Make sure they check the tensioner cylinder by blowing air into the oil passage hole and working it back and forth to be sure there is no sticking.
At 170,000 miles I would probably replace the timing chain if already in there. Not likely to be worn that much, but it could be stretched enough to be putting all the load on 1-2 teeth of the sprockets. Replace the front seal in the timing cover also. At 170,000 miles any pre-emptive strikes you can easily make may save you repeat teardowns or worse later.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
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