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Old 11-19-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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I think its beyond what I have tools and room for....anyone know roughly what this job costs or how many hours are given for it by chiltons?

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also, is it ok to drive it noisey?
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What they said earlier....

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Just make sure it'* NOT a Conn Rod or Oil Pump Knock.
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If you take it to a shop it will be around $500-600 I bet
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thank you ol timer but i am looking for someone who knows for sure or has the labor from the manual....

it is not a knock, ive heard bad chains before and they are very distinguishable, i was in the used car business for a few years
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also, is it ok to drive it noisey?
Sure if you want a possible Conn Rod to go through the block! Or how about ALL the Valves bending & maybe punching holes through Pistons?

ANY QUESTIONS?

As for labour time a Series I was about 6 hours. A Series II should be longer, but not by much.
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I believe if you have air tools you can do it in a couple hours. I believe Jr's3800 said he did his in pretty good time, and saved money. A shop will rape you on the labor. I don't know for sure but I've heard from various people a shop would charge around $600.
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I have a 95' SSEi. Had an oil leak coming from the timing chain cover ay 170,000 miles. The Pontiac dealer quoted $700.00 to replace the chain and fix the seal. Had a local mechanic look at it, he told me the chain looked brand new, replaced the timing chain cover gasket, fixed the oil leak all for under $400.00. Moral of the story, are you sure it'* your timing chain?, and get a second opinion. I did and it saved me a lot of money. Good Luck.
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a timing chain is very simple if you have a weekend to do it in
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