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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    Got the chains and tensioners/guides in tonight
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    I agree that remembering where things go and which bolts go where is going to be a doosey, I so far am having a fairly easy go if it as I wised up a bit about halfway through the teardown and started leaving bolts where they go or boxing/bagging them and labeling them but like I said that was...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    It has been a while, the cold weather has been discouraging me from getting after the LS. I have replaced the valves I believe were dinged (no visible bends, but put new ones in) and have began the long process of putting back together. After talking to a different machine shop he basically...
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    2004 Volvo XC90

    So currently my LS is still torn apart waiting to get head work done on it so when my old lady's volvo broke down I took it to the mechanic as I didnt want to deal with having two cars torn apart at once. Now the mechanic is changing the cam and crank seals due to large oil leak. My problem is...
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    Fuel gauge slow to change after fill up

    No help as to the cause, but I know my 2000 was doing the same thing. Just try not to let it get so low and it will register the gas right away as long as you are filling with closer to a quarter tank rather than kcloser to empty.
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    I just can't hardly get a brake on this thing... Took it to the machine shop and the fella there said he didn't want to take the job, he referred me to a different place that said $500+ for a valve job!! I did spray some fluid into the intake and there is for sure leakage on the intake valves...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    I really put in some work today, got intake off exhaust manifold off and head off... I did do some looking at the valves, and oddly enough non had visible signs of contact?? That was a bit discouraging but just have to figure with the leak down test that it is just not visible damage but it's...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    Sooo on my cheapo leak down from harbor freight I am seeing an issue... Have 6 cylinders all around 25% and 2 cylinders around 55%... Anyone have any tips for getting the head off??? I was looking at the exhaust and feel like if I got the manifold disconnected from the rest of the exhaust that I...
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    Secondary tensioner catastrophic failure (Carnage pics!)

    So I'm starting to lean towards removing the head on my LS that blew the primary chain, any advice on tearing the head out? What did you decide on?? I have a local machine shop that said they would look at rebuilding the head for me if I can manage to get it off... They were however not certain...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    Ok, so I still am hoping to not take the heads off due to inexperience in that area but after talking with De-marko I have decided I should at the least perform a leakdown test. I want to try and make sure I do it properly. Do I have to pull the cams to ensure all the valves are closed or can I...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    Well dang it the tool couldn't hold up to the wrenching... Back to looking into finding the proper tools or waiting for Monday when I can have my buddy weld it better...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    Check out the sweet homemade cam locking tool my buddy at a machine shop made me!!
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    I guess another bit of info would be (and would also indicate that things are fairly safeish to me) would be that I drove the car probably about a mile total after the chain was broken because it would start/run VERY poorly after the breakdown (which was 4 hours from my house) so that I could...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    But you are saying that you think that is a hit?? I was starting to think more that it could just be more odd looking buildup, as I would think a valve ding would show as the largest impacted area would have the most "fresh" looking metal and would kind of create almost a c facing towards the...
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    Timing Chain Teardown Time

    So I got a look in there, didn't have much time so didn't turn the crank at all so 2 pistons were pretty far up, they didn't look too suspect though maybe the one but it seemed like odd carbon buildup formation rather than valve dings, the one that seemed possibly dinged I took lots of pictures...
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