30,000 on an '07

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by wildspirit97, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    Well, I hit 30,000. Not a lot if you ask me, but I decided to pull the cam chain cover and take a peek at the Primary cam chain tensioner. I found that in my opinion it's worn out. Here's a couple of pictures just incase anyone out there is believing that the new hydraulic cam chain tensioners will last forever.
     

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  2. Hoople

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    What engine oil did you use.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely look pretty worn, but your pics are too close-up to see detail. Try to back away & zoom in for a close shot...
     
  4. Hoople

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    Knowing which oil he was using and frequency of change would be key.

    $10 to "WIN" it was some type of synthetic..
    $10 to "PLACE" it was a non V twin oil.
    $25 to "SHOW" the oil used had a low zinc/phosphate content.
     
  5. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I took those with my phone, but if you really want a detailed pic I'm happy to get the Camera out. Point is the Plastic (Supposedly Kevlar shoe is more that half worn through with chunks missing around the metal pin, and the chain has started wearing though the metal in the shoe. I'll post more photos but right now I'm in the process of trying to decide whether to cut the push rods or tear the top end apart to get a peak at the secondary tensioner.

    The guy that did the 500 mile service put in amsoil, since then I've been running Vtwin 20/50 Full Syn. Mobil 1
     
  6. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    Mobile 1 Vtwin 20-50, changed every 3000 religiously couple of changes at less than 2500
     
  7. mouthful

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    While you are that far into it, might be a good time to change out the lifters also.:cheers no drinking during repairs
     
  8. Hoople

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    I had Terrible issues with "sheer wear" (sliding part wear) using the non V-Twin Mobil 1 in automotive applications. I was using the regular 10w-30 automotive Mobil 1.

    I am going to give it a little more time on my engine and pull the cover to inspect mine. I am so curious to see what I will find. I am using a Dyno oil (blend) right now.
     
  9. wildspirit97

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    Thanks, your actually the first person to mention that one, everybody else says its a good time to change out the cams, but I'm perfectly happy with the way it runs, and don't know if camming it up would make any happier. Lifters....that might be something to check into.
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    i posted how mine were chunking at 19k and think at 30 they would look just like yours i replaced um was disappointed with the deal to .. only reason i found mine was i was doing cams