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    Timing Chain

    It's that time for a 100,000 mile timing chain. Do anyone have any suggestions on what to be exspecting from the stealers to make repairs for my money worth than to make the RR very happy.
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    Re: Timing Chain

    Quote Originally Posted by dewayne lee
    It's that time for a 100,000 mile timing chain. Do anyone have any suggestions on what to be exspecting for the stealers to have inclued n the repair to make it worth to money and the RR very happy.

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    indeed. I don't remember seeing anyting about timing chains being a maintenance item. Are you having issues that lead you to believe this needs to be done? Since timing chains are a wear item their change interval really depends on driving habits, maintenance and symptoms. Unless you are having issues with slipped timing, misfires or rediculous pinging I wouldn't worry about it yet.
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    I believe most of the time a 1/4 inch of slack is acceptable in an old timing chain.

    Lets just say when I replace the heads and cam LS1 in my trans am with a new LS6 motor, the timing chain was as good as new, and at the time of replacement the motor was 140K old, and was pushing around 455 rwhp with a wicked driving attitude.
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    My timing belt came off a few months ago while i was going at about 70 mph on the highway. I lost power steering, engine began to smoke, etc. It was a scary experience and not one I'd want to relive.
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    I asked a LR mechanic about the timing chain replacement timeline. He said that it should last the lifespan of the engine. Several other things will normally go wrong way before the timing chain. When it is time to replace the oil pump or main bearings or any other thing, then the timing chain is replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anear575
    My timing belt came off a few months ago while i was going at about 70 mph on the highway. I lost power steering, engine began to smoke, etc. It was a scary experience and not one I'd want to relive.
    Yes, but what kind of car was that? Belts have a lset ife span, chains do not. Belts will snap due to growing brittle with age, chains will not. Belts will loose teeth and other teeth will round off, chains will not. Timing chains as we have in our rigs will stretch, gain slack, maybe even skip a tooth in extreme wear. However, failure is extrememly rare in timing chains. Thier wear causes a book load of flags to warn you of impending doom. You are much more likely to suffer from every other Rover issue before a timing chain "failure".
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    ****.

    I had no Idea that we had belts and not chains.....that kinda pisses me off.



    I wish I had a chain, I dont see the reason(except cutting down on costs)for them to favor a rubber belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverrated
    ****.

    I had no Idea that we had belts and not chains.....that kinda pisses me off.



    I wish I had a chain, I dont see the reason(except cutting down on costs)for them to favor a rubber belt.
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    More likely steely but definately not rubbery.

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    yep we got a chain. Now it would have to have a lot a slack to alter cam timing. I rebuilt my engine a week ago due to a worm cam and the timing chain looked fine. The engine had 100k on it. I replaced the chain just b/c I was doing a rebuild. I see no reason to replace the chain unless you have a massive performance problem. The engine is non interference so if the chain lets loose the motor will survive. The dealership will rape you on the price of replacing the timing chain.
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    The chain is NOT a regular replacement item as stated above. Do you have any issues related to chain wear??
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    Unless he is referring to the serpentine belt?
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    Just to say i'm really on the go an like to be on top of my beast. Do to the 100,000 miles of some other vehicles, i was always concern to keep up with my RR up to par. No there isn't anything wrong with my RR or it's serpenten belt just trying to keep the life of the BEAST going.
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