Cam chain tensioner

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Mavagrand, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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  2. jimharvey1

    jimharvey1 Junior Member

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    Wow...that puppy looks brand new!
     
  3. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Yes it did, Jim. The inner one looks just as good, I used one of those angled dental mirrors to check it. Getting ready for a trip to North Carolina in November and wanted to check them before I left. Thrilled to see how well they looked.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Lookin good.What brand of oil you using Mav? How often you changing it?
     
  5. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Bo, I'm running M1 20/50, change it ever 5k.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Looks like its working great. Keep up the good work!
     
  7. propflux01

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    Aren't the '08 engines equipped with hydraulic tensioners? If so, isn't that what solved the problem with tensioners exploding in earlier engines and in that case shouldn't those tensioners pictured look like that anyhow?

    Confused and curious as I have an '06 with 18K on it that I will soon have to address this issue.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You are correct. However its good to see that they look like they do with 35K miles. Not a thing wrong with opening it up and having a look with 35K. Proactive maintenance is a good thing.
     
  9. marcus22

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    Yes, but its proof instead of HD saying they should last longer. makes me feel better.
     
  10. Mavagrand

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    +1. thanx, Bo.