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Old 11-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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First off what year, second, yes I would check the cam chain tensioners and replace if required, most the other work brother is talking about is a good idea, but not required.
the 88 is a good motor
Check the tensioners for 99-06, crank shaft bearing on 03-06.

plenty of fixes for the tensioners, either upgrade to the hydraulic cam plate or swap to a gear drive (if crank runout is in spec).

CSB's, fix is to have the 2002 and earlier timken bearings installed.

solid motor otherwise.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think I know what rant you're talking about. If it's the same guy,he was talking about the cam chain tensioners. Is it a problem, hmmm. It's a known problem area and the fix is also well known. It's not difficult to check. Will it be a problem if you don't take care of it? Yes.

It's like any other machine, they need preventative maintenance. If you let it go then you're asking for bigger problems.

A buddy of mine has an 2001 TC with no problems, mine is an '06 and my engine has been trouble free. Tensioner has minor wear on it. This winter I'm switching to the hydraulic system, BEFORE it becomes a problem.

So, have the tensioner checked, and ride that baby!
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