Thanks Mike. So one relies on the chain tensioner huh?mottati said:i don't think there is a replacement interval, unless the engine is remove for rebuilding. Then again, with the alusil cylinder bores, i don't think a rebuild is an option.
Considering the price of the parts and using $125 an hour for labor, that's over twice as much as it should cost. I'll bet even a dealer would quote you a much lower price than that!Bavarian Machine Specialties is quoting $11,000 to replace the chain and all tensioners/guides.
What do you guys think? For a lousy 4 degrees, can I just remove a link from the chain?
Or, can I thread a new chain through, using the old chain to pull it?
Is there any other way than a brutal disassembly?