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Old 01-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Timing chain/tensioners.

I have a 92 SC 5-speed, with 113K on the clock. It runs good, but I would like to know whats the recommended mileage to replace the timing chain and or chain tensioners ? Are there tell tales of when this service should be done ? Always thankful of the help. Good Day.
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Default Re: Timing chain/tensioners.

There is no sevice interval. If your engine oil is kept up, could last the life of your engine.

the timing chain will make a distinctive clatter when it gets loose (links to mp3 and videos have been posted, and richpiin06a has a video on youtube). Some people have driven thousands of miles with it in this condition.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Timing chain/tensioners.

Thanks for your quick response alordofchaos! I guess I need to check previous threads for info.I dont beat on this car as its a daily commuter, but it's been in the back of my mind to possibly service it, but I think I'll be ok.I'm the second owner and have service records of oil changes and I'm confident with my mobil 1 oil changes the chain and tensioners will be ok.Is there a larger oil filter to accomidate 5k intrevals?I have'nt seen any at the local parts supplier,and Im leary of high milage small filters.Thanks again.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Timing chain/tensioners.

There has been a lot of discussion on oil filters (size, type). Search and you will be flooded with info. But, for your info:

Oil Filter thread pitch: 3/4"x16

Standard Oil Filter
Mobile M1-102

Medium Oil Filter
Motorcraft FL-400S
Purolator PL20195 or L20195
Mobile M1-209
Walmart ST3600

LARGE Oil Filter
Purolator L30001,
Motorcraft FL1A
Wix 51515

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Timing chain/tensioners.

Well first, thanks of your wealth of knowledge and the quick response Wingsofsaturn,and second sorry for my delay in response! The response you sent is very informative and now saved in a safe place for future use. I'll be trying one of the higher capacity filters in the future with what I hope to be well worth while. Those tiny little filters I have been putting on seemed to fall short as far as the color of my oil after 5k miles with Mobil 1. Seems like a lot to ask, (miles) for such a small capacity filter. I realize there is 110k plus miles and other common hi mile reasons for the color, but I think it will help. Thanks again!
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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I am not honestly sure what the 51515 is as far as a Wix filter, but I've been using the 51516 or Napa Gold 1516. (Extended filter)

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