The 'ol basket case 84 turned 190K last weekend.
Wonder if I can rack up another 10K over the winter...
If you're aproaching 200K miles on your original timing chain, you're in for a big surprise! That's about when you'll slip a tooth, and all H*** will break loose when your pistons and valves mix it up. There's no warning . . . engine will be running sweet when it very suddenly happens!
To check the slop in your timing chain is easy. Remove your distributor cap, and watch how far you can rotate the crankshaft (using a socket wrench on your harmonic balancer bolt) before the distributor moves.
If you want to keep that engine healthy, change the timing set BEFORE it explodes! (Ask me how I know).
Oh if you only knew the history of this car! Only thing "original" in the engine are the connecting rods and push rods!
Thanks for the "warning"...but nothing to worry about. Damn near everything mechanical has been rebuilt or replaced.
Oh, Bill he doesn't know you or the history of your car If he did, he wouldn't have to have posted that one. Good advice for those others with the same situation though.
Well with old man winter and sticker shock at the pumps...it has only made it to 194K so far. Ahh well there's always next year!