Is it possible to replace the upper timing chain without removing the front cover, or should I not even try?
Thanks Robert!It is possible
I do it all the time.
Patience is required.
You will need good quality wire with a hook on the end.
It better be on by the time I get back on Monday Ken.
Can take a few minites,or maybe a few hrs.
Robert,Im still here b4 I go on my rally.
Maybe use a coat hanger.
To all concerned.
If trying this with the engine installed and using a long piece of wire,,,disconnect the battery.
If the wire touches the batt pos terminal,,you will burn your hands.
I did that 30 years ago and learnt from it.
Looking forward to hearing you achieved the chain problem on Monday Ken.
Just a long dowell or aluminum rod to push the chain to the intake side while you are pulling the excess up and out the exh side is all that is necessary. It`s an easy job.You can join the new chain to the old chain and pul and push and jiggle.
As you question appears to have been accidentally over looked by the more knowledgeable, I will ask a question in the hope that this gets the others involved too .Hello. I have a rattle on decelerations and idling...Its a newly rebuilt 2L and it runs great...but the rattle is definitely there. 1972 Euro Berlina...
Yes, I have done this by tying a piece of electrical wire through the last link. Use stranded 18 - 20 gauge, seriously... something larger will fit through the chain but not be flexible enough, string is too flexible. Tie a loop the size of a penny in the free end of it. Put a slight bend in the wire, in the upward direction. The wire is stiff enough to easily pass the loop from the engine right, under the sprocket, toward the engine left. The stiffness of the wire will keep the loop from falling into the sump. Reach a coat hanger with a hook bent in it and grab the loop. Pull up the wire and grab it. You probably have a couple of inches of chain around the sprocket with most of it still on the engine right, falling on top of the sprocket. Pull some slack out of the engine right side chain. Now reach the hook in the coat hanger from the engine left over the sprocket and use it to push the chain that has fallen on top of the sprocket off of it so it falls into the sump. Of course the other end of the chain is tied off someplace! It's not that hard and grabbing the electrical wire is much easier than grabbing either the chain or string.Is it possible to replace the upper timing chain without removing the front cover, or should I not even try?
Hello. I have a rattle on decelerations and idling...Its a newly rebuilt 2L and it runs great...but the rattle is definitely there. 1972 Euro Berlina...