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Offline RobLaw

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 10:24:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by Aussie nick [+]
I fitted a manual cam chain tensioner yesterday myself , the rattles are history .
Very quite engine now :)

any tips on doing this?

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2018, 05:40:28 PM »
I don't know I can't hear much rattling or it seems normal to me.
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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2018, 09:58:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobLaw [+]
any tips on doing this?
I used this video for tips. The video has been made by Southern California Motowerks. I ended up buying their tensioner. It is dearer than the APE tensioner, but if you email them, they seem to give better pricing than buying straight off their site. Follow this and there is nothing hard about installation.
Easy peasy!

« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 10:04:55 PM by CraigA »

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2018, 10:01:23 PM »
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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2018, 10:40:14 PM »
I bought the APE this morning myself. $100 shipped.

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2018, 01:31:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Munch [+]
I bought the APE this morning myself. $100 shipped.

Thinking about this being in my future ... was wondering why you went with the APE versus the Socal one? Is there somewhere to go and read about the pros and cons of each? Or is it a price based decision?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 01:31:59 AM by windyrun »

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2018, 01:54:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
Thinking about this being in my future ... was wondering why you went with the APE versus the Socal one? Is there somewhere to go and read about the pros and cons of each? Or is it a price based decision?
They both do the exact same job as each other.
They both are quality made units.
No cons with either of them.
I guess why spend more then you have too ?.

I have over 18000km on my ape tensioner and problem free.
Craig A has 16000km plus on his socal and problem free.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 01:56:29 AM by Aussie nick »

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2018, 02:24:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by CraigA [+]
I used this video for tips. The video has been made by Southern California Motowerks. I ended up buying their tensioner. It is dearer than the APE tensioner, but if you email them, they seem to give better pricing than buying straight off their site. Follow this and there is nothing hard about installation.
Easy peasy!

thank you, much appreciated

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2018, 03:55:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by RobLaw [+]
thank you, much appreciated

Roblaw, Quoted $215 USD including delivery to Australia for the Southern California tensioner. For the APE one I was quoted $135 USD.  Let me know if your keen, might get it cheaper for 2.  I'm not far from the Goldy.

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Re: Manual cam chain tensioner anyone?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2018, 04:29:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
Thinking about this being in my future ... was wondering why you went with the APE versus the Socal one? Is there somewhere to go and read about the pros and cons of each? Or is it a price based decision?

Seemed to be consistent good reviews on both units. Figured save some $$ with the APE. I passed on the SSR unit, looked flimsy with the screwdriver adjuster, hated the gold as well.

 


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