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Old 12-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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Default Re: 95 sl2 wont start , just replaced timing chain

Thanks everyone so far with there input. Its starting to sound to me like it did possibly bend some valves, Will rent a compression checker tommorow and see what I can come up with. The reason I didnt jump to that assumption right away is the chain wasnt broken when I opened it up and it hadnt jumped any links, The tensioner was simply failing and losing tension every few rotations, Mabye the slop in the chain opened a valve at the wrong time and it knicked a piston.

Originally Posted by dbsanfte View Post
With an engine run on a failed timing chain, compression check should have been the first thing you did once the motor was back together. Everything else is/was wasted effort until you nail that down. A motor with bent valves will never start.


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