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How To Drivetrain :: Change Your Own Chain Tensioner

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Old 11-07-2015, 05:13 AM
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From the TIS: N14 Engine

8. Install the locating pin (Special Tool 11 9 590) to lock the position of the engine. 9. Remove the chain tensioner and collect the residual oil with a shop towel.
does the service bulletin say to lock the cams? (in steps 1-7...)?

that first tool just looks like you could use any suitable size rod,corect?

edit here is the fullservice bulletin http://minideathrattle.weebly.com/uploads/2/8/0/6/28063917/bulletin_si_m11_02_07.pdf

answer no, the tsb does not say to lock the cams.
 

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Old 11-09-2015, 07:27 AM
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:42 AM
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Lex2008, mine has 53K but I already install the new chain tensioner about a month ago.
Hold it, you already changed the tensioner? Was it making noise when you changed? I assume so and under warranty yes? how many miles ago was that?
 
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Originally Posted by Lex2008 View Post
Hold it, you already changed the tensioner? Was it making noise when you changed? I assume so and under warranty yes? how many miles ago was that?
Tensioner bolt was changed 100 miles ago.
It was starting to make noise. After install noise was completely gone.
No warranty its 2008 and dealer here is a vaccum machine for money.
Did it myself with no issues.
 
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:47 PM
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Tensioner bolt was changed 100 miles ago.
It was starting to make noise. After install noise was completely gone.
No warranty its 2008 and dealer here is a vaccum machine for money.
Did it myself with no issues.
Oh I see. ok so now you're wanting to change the tensioner as well. Might as well do the chain and chain guides while you're at it. no?

Dude the markup on parts at the dealer is obscene beyond imagination. I feel ya.
 
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If i ever need to change the timing chain i would probably do it myself.
I really do not want to do the job but i refuse to pay insanely amount of money to the dealer plus i don´t trust any indy shop around here, they seem to not now much about minis.
This is the main reason i always check my oil level and change it every 2500 miles.
 
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