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Old 03-23-2010, 02:36 PM
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i have a 07 ram with the 4.7 it has 30,000 miles on it now when do i have to change the timeing chain out .
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Idealy the timeing chain should outlast the engine, but to be safe I would replace it maybe once in the vehicles life time maybe around 100 - 150k miles. This is just my opinion so maybe others will have more factual info but Im probably not too far off.
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i have heard that but i was not sure i just got the truck last month but i will be at 100,000 miles in about 2 years i drive along ways to my job and i want this truck to last at least 4 years so i want to take care of it thanks
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You don't need to change it unless its reached the limits of stretch. Personaly, I have never seen one stretch that far.
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You should be able to get well in excess of 125,000 miles before you need to start looking into it . I've seen some vehicles get close to 200,000 miles on the original gears and chain . Not sure i would trust it much more than that .
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That's the advantage of a timing chain over a timing belt, they don't need servicing on a regular basis. I've only swapped them when I had to open the front cover to fix a seal, and lots of miles already.
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