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Old 02-11-2019, 05:31 PM
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I recently purchased a 98 XJ8. Thought it had a cylinder wash issue from the way it sound when it turned over, it wasn't. Now i'm sure it's a timing issue. My question is how do i know when the timing is properly set. I attached a video of the secondary chain tensioner that i believe caused the no crank issue. Any suggestions?

Old 02-11-2019, 07:17 PM
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Capital, this is an excellent timing chain tensioner walk-through by "blackonyx". If you scroll about half way down to pages "V" and "W" he covers the method for checking the timing.
Tmingi chain and tensioner replacement

You can do a rudimentary visual check, but to check or set the timing accurately you will need the alignment tools, which are very reasonably priced and available at many sources on the internet

As for whether to do just the upper tensioners, or both uppers and lowers and chains, you will find the opinions here will overwhelmingly be to do both.


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