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Old 11-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #49053
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Originally Posted by flatfender View Post
I just got back from attempting to disassemble the cam chain tensioner and as soon as I loosened the allen head bolt that retains the shaft the rocker fits on the rocker snapped back to being under tension. It is now where the unit is supposed to be. Can I consider it fixed so go ahead and put the engine back together?

The question is how did the tensioner get at the relaxed position. It has a one way clutch in it and it should always be applying pressure on the chain guide. Not the other way round.
Steve in SF

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