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    Default Re: Cambelt or Timing Chain?

    But Laggard,,,,,, isn't that true of everything that gets old and worn out? Just look at me!!!!!

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    Default Re: Cambelt or Timing Chain?

    Photo required after a statement like that.

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    Default Re: Cambelt or Timing Chain?

    I was a bit concerned for mzee after working for 65 years as a mechanic! Even Prefect can't have worked that long.

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    Default Re: Cambelt or Timing Chain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I was a bit concerned for mzee after working for 65 years as a mechanic! Even Prefect can't have worked that long.
    I would have to be working in negativity.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Hi Bryan,

    The trouble is by the time we realise we are vintage models, nearly all the spare parts have been used up, and if we have the good luck to find some, the mechanics are hugely expensive,

    or you must wait a long time for the replacement service.

    In addition we find the replacement parts are are not as good as the OEM parts!

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    Criminy!

    I only thought I retired at the age of 61 and that was with 49 yeas in the trenches of one kind or another - but all were 'mechanical' by nature.

    Now it's 2017 and I find I'm still running the gauntlet as a mechanic yet - albeit at a slower pace.

    So - at 61 years and still working on things that move, go 'round, bang, thump and generally run on electricity or petroleum products - I'm not really retired yet I think.

    My only deviation is when I build bass guitars or repair instruments for other people. Once I get steadied-up at 65F for days in a row, I tend to move toward woodworking and occasional welding/fabricating.

    Hooray for Spring so I can use my new canoe to threaten a lot more trout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post

    or you must wait a long time for the replacement service.

    In addition we find the replacement parts are are not as good as the OEM parts!
    And you never recover back to the level you were, you still continue to wear out.

    Until it's time for the wreckers yard.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Cambelt or Timing Chain?

    My wife bought a Honda Civic Jap import, It had been clocked by at least 70,000 km, The can belt broke while driving at speed.
    I have a lot Motor trade contacts, so I got off lightly - Only cost $850 to put it right.
    Fortunately the piston crowns were not damaged, but bent valves made a good second hand head the cheapest option. If the crowns of the pistons had been cracked a replacement second hand engine would have been the cheapest fix.
    It is bad enough a seller clocking a car and the vehicle having run 10,00s of thousands of Kms more than indicated, and an unwitting owner could find themselves badly caught out, as was the case for my wife.
    The thing that seriously pissed me off was the dealer who looked after my wife was a former colleague of mine from Nissan New Zealand.

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    Jap imports being wound back is pretty much the expected norm , its so well known I would say expect it unless proven otherwise.

    With the jap import I bough some years back, the dealer was upfront & said there's no way he can guarantee milage & said the japs are very sneaky about winding back the clocks

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    Default Re: Cambelt or Timing Chain?

    This is new to me - rolling back the odometers on Japanese vehicles.

    Don't they use the same e-cell type consumptive chips to prevent that? I would think that a scanner could pick it up almost instantly. I've had a couple of German imports that did that and the scanner knew it immediately!

    Just asking.............
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