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Old 09-12-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!

Turns out my timing chain was not the issue. I bought the book on the car and removed the timing cover. The chain matched the diagram perfectly. It was not loose or skipped teeth.

The original mechanic told me that i had 3 dead cylinders. Well i actaully had 2 weak ones due to burnt valves and one dead one due to a bad spark plug wire. So i replaced the spark plug wire and she fired rite up. Ran like **** because of the bad valves but she still ran and held an even idle.

So i wont be going to that mechanic again. He almost had me buy a $800 timing chain kit i would not have needed.

So now im looking at a head gasket set, a 3 angle valve job, stem seals and maybe decking them.

A hell of a lot cheeper than having to do the timing chain on top of all that. Lol
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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800$ kit? I just bought a full timing kit at car quest for 400
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800$ kit? I just bought a full timing kit at car quest for 400
Really? The one i found was on ebay. But either way i still saved alot of money. Not to mention the labor he would have charged me, ive never done it but ive heard its not an easy task doing a timing chain on these cars
But yeah $400 is a hell of alot chepper than $800 lol
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Yeah lol, I'm not really worried with the labor cost my engine was already tore Down for a cam install and come to find out the timing chain was completely worn down
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Yeah lol, I'm not really worried with the labor cost my engine was already tore Down for a cam install and come to find out the timing chain was completely worn down
Im just glad mine was good lol its a pain in the *** haha
Why did you have to tear yours down?

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Im just glad mine was good lol its a pain in the *** haha
Why did you have to tear yours down?
My bad lol cam install

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Yeah lol, I'm not really worried with the labor cost my engine was already tore Down for a cam install and come to find out the timing chain was completely worn down
Hows that gona work with your computer though? Ive heard you have to have it tuned
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Yeah when I get it back it's getting towed to stang hi to get dyno tuned
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Yeah when I get it back it's getting towed to stang hi to get dyno tuned
Thats gona be pretty sweet man, besides the cams, what else have you done to it?
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Head gaskets are more of a pain and more money than timing compenents. Its about a ten hr job in a shop plus the gaskets will cost 100 and head bolts cost 100. If you do it right you will want new valve cover gaskets and timing cover gasket. Plus then the labor to resurface heads and do valve job. I would say look in the 1200 range

Edit... Just noticed you said cheaper than doing timing chain on top of that
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Yeah when I get it back it's getting towed to stang hi to get dyno tuned
hey your new on here and from baton rouge lol we have a lot of ppl on here from BR
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Nothing to serious just full bolt-ons and cams. And I'm actually from new Orleans haha, close enough to baton rouge
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Nothing to serious just full bolt-ons and cams. And I'm actually from new Orleans haha, close enough to baton rouge
Lol you need to supercharge it!
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After I buy all forged internals and heads, that's the next step. Gonna be a while though lol
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After I buy all forged internals and heads, that's the next step. Gonna be a while though lol
Lol yeah ive seen some supercharged mustangs do some crazy stuff, im sure it will be worth it
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