Cam Chain tensioner
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Sat Jan 13 17:46:55 PST 2007
Don't really know Pete but it seems once they stop "automatically"
adjusting, they're toast. I didn't try and repair it, thought it would be
like trying to polish a turd. With a manual one, you "set it and forget it"
(until the next time you set the valves).
Steve in Western NY
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "schnowz" <schnowz at localnet.com>
To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 7:20 PM
Subject: Cam Chain tensioner
> OK so I know some of you have fitted the manual cam chain tensioner, but
> why doesn't the stocker work? Is it because the spring is too weak or the
> teeth aren't sharp enough on the ratchet?
> Has anyone tried shimming the spring with washers (or installing a
> stronger spring) or sharpening the ratchet teeth?
> It's making quite a clatter when it's cold and the ear plugs just aren't
> cuttin it anymore. ;-)
> Is the manual BS about removing the left cover to crank the crankshaft?
> Can you just blip the starter button (with kill switch off) to settle it
> without worrying about it jumping a tooth...
> I'm on digest so CC me of list..
> Pete S
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