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Old 02-21-2013, 04:21 PM
crazzywolfie crazzywolfie is offline
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well you see lot of people get 200,000+ mile out of a stock timing with no problems. when they change them there may be a lot of slack in them but they are still holding together. now i don't see why a double roller timing chain would make it less reliable vs timing gears. you would have about the same chance of the timing chain breaking as you would have a tooth breaking off a timing gear. nothing is really reliable if you look at it like that. if you want to make it reliable you really need to focus on the wiring. bad connections seems to be one of those things that make these old trucks unreliable. i know i have done my share of upgrade to the old wiring on my 81 to keep it reliable.
91 & 81 d150 carburated 318's 93 R.C. F.I.318
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