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Timing chain change #260506 Aug 26, 7:04pm Aug 26, 7:04pm
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Timing chain change
Has anyone ever changed the timing chain. I am a very experienced mechanic but I was just wondering how long on average it would take someone with experience to change the chain and guides on a gts. I have never played with my car that much before. I'm guess just a couple of hourse if that. Thanks.

Re: Timing chain change [Re: B Side] #260507 Aug 26, 7:07pm Aug 26, 7:07pm
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i have not. I heard that the chain was made "Not to be replaced". i don't know, if they had aftermarket cam pulleys for the 2ZZ that would be badass...


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Re: Timing chain change [Re: Polykarb] #260508 Aug 26, 7:10pm Aug 26, 7:10pm
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the dealer said it should be replace after a while. just like a belt, but of course a lot longer. I have 85k miles on my car right now and the dealer said its about time if i plan on racing the car at all. I've never dealt with a chain before. only belts. thats why i was askin'.

Re: Timing chain change [Re: B Side] #260509 Aug 26, 7:15pm Aug 26, 7:15pm
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good luck and let us know wat you find out thumbsup

Re: Timing chain change [Re: Clos] #260510 Aug 26, 7:21pm Aug 26, 7:21pm
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yeah really, i hear on the cars that have a timing chain, then there is no need to change it. But you know if you want to change it. Feel free and lets us know the outcome cause i sure hell would love to know cool

Re: Timing chain change [Re: RookieGTS] #260511 Aug 26, 8:16pm Aug 26, 8:16pm
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i don't think we have chaings...we have belts..

Re: Timing chain change [Re: Virgilson] #260512 Aug 26, 11:29pm Aug 26, 11:29pm
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Yah, it should be replaced at ~100,000 miles or so. Its a major operation because you have to remove a lot of stuff bolted to the motor before you can get the plate off. You also have to take the rocker cover off at the same time, good time to do lift bolts. The dealer says you must do the chain, guide & two cam gears which are very expensive parts.

I also have a broken AIC. So I decided to change the motor instead, its cheaper & more effective.

Celicas have inteference heads, if your chain goes the valves slam into the pistons & your motor is done. So not changing it could cost you a motor.

Re: Timing chain change [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #260513 Aug 27, 12:22am Aug 27, 12:22am
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changing it urself is not too easy man. have someone experienced by u, someone whose worked on timing chains, cz belt and chain are not even close. plus if you tighten the chain too much you will basically break ur engine.

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