While my engine is out I think it makes sense to replace everything as I have the luxury of amazing access to everything! I am going to remove at least one cylinder head due to white smoke coming from the left bank.
While I have the timing chain cover off and engine out it would be comparatively easy to replace the timing chain and tensioner. However I wasn’t quite prepared for the price of the tensioner!
My car only shows about 59k miles though I am not convinced that’s true and highly unlikely for a 1976 car so I’d be better off saying I don;t know the real mileage.
The chain wasn’t noisy when the car was running. How do you know if the tensioner and chain need doing?
I understand the time the tensioner is likely to fail is when it gets disturbed or worked on like I’m about to do…!
Cheers as always. Malc