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    Quote Originally Posted by jackywacky067 View Post
    Let us know how many hours it goes when the timing chain finally snaps. It takes a few small dings on the chain link edges for it to fail prematurely.
    I see zero damage to the chain and gears.. remember this engine did nothing but idle for maybe up to 10 seconds total

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    The cost of a chain and a bit more time at this stage is cheap insurance vs a broken chain and all the collateral damage later. You're this far in it's not a lot more work to replace the chain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by welterracer View Post
    I see zero damage to the chain and gears.. remember this engine did nothing but idle for maybe up to 10 seconds total
    I've seen an owner who lost a ceramic washer, shut it down immediately within a few seconds due to instant loss of power. They cracked it opened, found all the pieces within the PTO and oil pump screens. Replaced the front oil pump and housing, slapped on a new PTO gasket and the timing chain snapped 10 hours later.... The chain also appeared to have zero damage.. All I can say is good luck..

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    Quote Originally Posted by welterracer View Post
    I see zero damage to the chain and gears.. remember this engine did nothing but idle for maybe up to 10 seconds total
    Thing is people keep telling you to change the chain, your asking for advice and they are giving it and your taking no notice.. If your a decent mechanic are you really willing to risk all the work......

    Then have chain snap??????

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    I agree, if your all this way, get the chain, Mine was an 04 that originally blew the clutch washers in year 1, I did as you did, cleaned it out and also did the oil pumps. It then went on for 160 hrs and never broke a chain.
    BUT, I was lucky, back then it was not common practice to replace the chain, Today, its very very recommended.
    I just did an upgrade, (valves, springs, bearings and chain).

    Reminds me of the old TV commercial with the tag line "You pay me now, or you pay me later!"

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