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    I think i need to adjust my timing chain but ahve never done it before, any help would be much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevorwaller View Post
    I think i need to adjust my timing chain but ahve never done it before, any help would be much appreciated!


    Do you mean adjust the timing or adjust the tensioning on the chain. The second is very easy to do:



    1. Find top dead center (remove 2 covers on the left hand side cover and align the "T" on the flywheel with the mark on the case)

    2. Carefully remove the plastic cap covering the adjuster

    3. Loosen the locknut at the base of the tensioner

    4. Adjust the tension by turning the tensioner (center rod in tensioner should be withing .5mm of being flush with the end of the tensioner)

    4. Tighten Locknut and CAREFULLY replace plastic cover.



    If you need to actually adjust timing then I'd suggest getting yourself the service manual (a good idea anyway). I believe you can find it as a download (do a search).





    Edit: Just look here:



    http://twforumc.tmdhosting610.com/in...epair-manuals/

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    hi, i just did my top end and i'm questioning if i have the cam chain tensioner adjusted correctly for my 1998 tw.

    can you please clarify what this means?

    "4. Adjust the tension by turning the tensioner (center rod in tensioner should be withing .5mm of being flush with the end of the tensioner)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddysmut View Post
    hi, i just did my top end and i'm questioning if i have the cam chain tensioner adjusted correctly for my 1998 tw.

    can you please clarify what this means?

    "4. Adjust the tension by turning the tensioner (center rod in tensioner should be withing .5mm of being flush with the end of the tensioner)"
    It is a little confusing, at first, especially if the "center rod" has sunk inside the adjustment nut. That's what happens as the tensioner wears. Just screw on the top of the tensioner bolt until the rod re-appears. It's in there somewhere. Adjust so that it sits just 0.020" below the surface of the adjustment nut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishguy View Post
    It is a little confusing, at first, especially if the "center rod" has sunk inside the adjustment nut. That's what happens as the tensioner wears. Just screw on the top of the tensioner bolt until the rod re-appears. It's in there somewhere. Adjust so that it sits just 0.020" below the surface of the adjustment nut.

    Is it possible to change the cam chain tensioner from the old style (87-00 years) to the new style cam chain tensioner seen on the 2001 and up TW's?

    My 2005 tensioner attaches to the head via 2 bolts. Looks like a pre-2001 screws into the head.
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    You'd have to change the cylinder too.
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    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Thought it would be too easy
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    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishguy View Post
    It is a little confusing, at first, especially if the "center rod" has sunk inside the adjustment nut. That's what happens as the tensioner wears. Just screw on the top of the tensioner bolt until the rod re-appears. It's in there somewhere. Adjust so that it sits just 0.020" below the surface of the adjustment nut.
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh gotcha!!!! ya mines way loose then. many thanks, sir

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