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84 XJ6 Timing Chain Question

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:39 PM
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The head removal continues apace, and I am finally getting close to trying to get the !$%#$&^ thing off the block. I have the cam covers off, and I'm getting ready to slacken the timing chain to disconnect the sprockets.

I loosened the nut on the serrated plate, and was able to get the pin depressed to be flush with the plate with a couple whacks. I can't get the plate to turn, however. Am I going to need the tensioning tool at this point as well as later when I retighten the chain? If so, where is a good place to pick one up.

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Most Jaguar specialists should have the adjuster tools, they don't cost much. If you can't move the disc, take the nut off and try tapping lightly with a small hammer. The adjuster will seize up after the car has been standing for many years; it had on a 2.4 Mark 2 I rebuilt in the 80s.
 
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:18 PM
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Use some dismantling fluid, or WD40 as well.
 
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I made this one, and I was able to get the wheel to start to turn. It got tight after less than a 1/4 turn, and then the center nut in my DIY tool started turning in the washer assembly.

I'll hose it down with WD-40 and see what happens.

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Old 09-28-2011, 05:49 PM
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Never mind! I expected the chain to get a lot looser. It looks like I got it!
 
 
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