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Posted: 1/16/2015 8:09:49 PM EST
How much of a PITA .......

looking at a 2000 that allegedly has "slack in the timing chain"



Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:16:08 PM EST
Not a whole lot of fun, especially with the motor still in the truck.
You do know that it takes a shit-ton of miles to cause that, right? You're probably looking at something with over 300k miles
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:30:58 PM EST
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Not a whole lot of fun, especially with the motor still in the truck.
You do know that it takes a shit-ton of miles to cause that, right? You're probably looking at something with over 300k miles
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Scantool says 194k
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:32:07 PM EST
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If you are looking at buying a truck with " loose timing chain" don't do it it has more problems



Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:42:47 PM EST
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If you are looking at buying a truck with " loose timing chain" don't do it it has more problems



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you are correct
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:53:47 PM EST
Could it be a timing chain tensioner or guide problem?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:54:32 PM EST
if has a worn timing chain at under 200,000 miles then it saw very few oil changes or was ran with little oil in the engine. Don't buy it. ASE master diesel tech.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:10:54 PM EST
Also a lack of oil that can cause chain rattle can wipe out the passenger side cam. That's the last part to get oiled on a Triton and if the engine was run low on oil, it could have starved that cam. Replacing it is no fun in the truck, even less so than the chains.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:20:55 PM EST
I'll sell you my '03. Just rolled over 100k and going strong.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:24:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RV8guy:
I'll sell you my '03. Just rolled over 100k and going strong.
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How much
3rd row ?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 10:13:57 PM EST
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How much
3rd row ?
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Originally Posted By RV8guy:
I'll sell you my '03. Just rolled over 100k and going strong.

How much
3rd row ?

Your looking for an Excursion? I have an F250.

As far as I know, it only has two zones. The drivers seat and the space I put my stuff.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 10:26:25 PM EST
They are a big PITA.

But not as bad as a 5.4l Triton 3v. I think there is close to 20 bolts holding the valve cover on. Lol.

I had to rebuild my wife's 04 F150 after it dropped a valve and knocked a hole in piston.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 10:49:19 PM EST
Not hard or complicated, you just need to know what you are doing and take your time. I pulled a head on my 99 f150, did it with the engine in the truck, in a barn with basic hand tools.

Most important tool is pictured here.



Timing marks make it easy to put the chains on.

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