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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #600
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Originally Posted by SoloII///M View Post
When I did my cams I didn't have the tensioner tool. I modified the stock tensioner to eliminate the spring temporarily and replaced it with a section of rubber tubing. You don't have to crank it down - the goal is just to take up the slack on the exhaust side of the timing chain.
Exactly, you have to make sure to take up all the slack but also not crank it to high heaven either.

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