Timing chain replacement intervals - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default Timing chain replacement intervals

What'* the recommended replacement interval? I'm at 155,000 on the original. Should I be concerned?
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road
Default

My son'* '92 went 280K miles without a change. But they do get loose and the timing will be improved with a new chain before that long. If it is not making any noise or running poorly, I would just schedule the work for sometime when I had some free time to do the work. I don't know that there is a recommended replacement interval. The need to change them probably varies based on how well the engine has been maintained.
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2006, 02:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree with Bill. I wouldn't be too concerned about it. The chain has a tensioner that helps keep things from getting too far out of line as the chain stretches. As Bill said, sometime when you have some time, or are going to be doing other engine maintenance, you may wish to add that to your list.l
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What extra parts needed to replace timing chain, 97 Grand Am GT 3.1? Which chain? skseattle Pontiac 2 05-27-2010 07:44 AM
Timing chain replacement on 88 SSE AT 220,000 Kilometers panda1956 1987-1991 16 09-04-2006 10:53 PM
1985 Lincoln Towncar Timing Chain replacement JimmyFloyd Lounge 16 01-23-2006 09:40 PM
Timing Chain Cover Gasket Replacement. Few Ques. WickedJstr 1992-1999 5 10-31-2005 10:50 PM
Timing chain replacement ? jyachera 1992-1999 3 09-22-2005 06:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.