318 timing chain tensioner

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honestcharlie56
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318 timing chain tensioner

Postby honestcharlie56 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:39 am

For anyone interested. A timing chain tensioner from the Dakota v-6 engines will fit on any Chrysler small block. How much slop have you guys seen on your engines? I've got a 318 in the shop now with a single row chain, it's so loose I can't believe it was on the gears.
1990 Marinette 32 Sedan Flybridge "Hubba"
Twin Chrysler 318's

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Re: 318 timing chain tensioner

Postby spdracer » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:49 am

FYI, tensioners do not work with double roller bicycle style chains. It will self destruct!
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Re: 318 timing chain tensioner

Postby honestcharlie56 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:40 am

Well I'm glad I haven't ordered it yet. Thanks for the tip!
1990 Marinette 32 Sedan Flybridge "Hubba"
Twin Chrysler 318's