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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Thanks @dogfood1! Does anyone know where the magical model year of 2013 comes from when it comes to updated timing chain components? Because the same engines in L405s are exhibiting timing chain failures all the way to 2015 model year. Just trying to figure out if it is worth paying premium for...
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    what were your oil change intervals, if you don’t mind my asking, and how long had you owned the truck?
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    Minty LR4 Lux HD For Sale

    P.S. That LR4 is gone. I reached out to the dealer as soon as I saw the post but someone already test-drove and subsequently purchased it today.
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    Minty LR4 Lux HD For Sale

    Thanks but was it visible on this truck? Or someone ran a VIN decoder to clarify?
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    Minty LR4 Lux HD For Sale

    Pardon my ignorance but how do you know it has an HD package?
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    How to edit a classified?

    Sent you a text last night, not sure if you saw it.
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Appreciate the input, gentlemen! The vehicle in question did not work out (selling dealer objected to an independent PPI; a huge red flag in my opinion) and therefore my search for a perfect L3/L4 continues. Thanks again!
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Thanks, Ryan, this definitely makes sense. I feel the new steel button is a primary solution to the issue, with revised tensioner geometry. Cleaner oil will definitely help the tensioners to operate optimally, I just wish there was a consensus on how long the updated guides last.
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Correct me if I’m wrong but the chain guide issue was due to the metallurgy defect on the guide itself where the tensioner would, in time, dent the spot in far enough that it would no longer supply necessary tension to the guide and the chain. Upgraded part had a different metal compound for the...
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Thanks, DJ. That’s exactly what I’ve heard from the L405 crowd: the final iteration of tensioners that don’t wear out guides came out after 2015 MY, so I guess it’s a safe bet anything that anything older than that, original or replaced, is a potential failure point.
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Thanks, Ryan. The car in question had 5k mi intervals throughout most of its life. Didn’t help much with the first cycle of tensioners, hopefully the improved version lasts longer.
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    Replacement Timing Chain/Tensioner Longevity Question

    Searched in the forum but could not get a definitive answer. If timing chain tensioners/guides/chains were replaced with redisigned components, what is the average life expectancy of these new items? There’s an 2010 LR4 for sale locally that had all these done at 60k mi by the dealer and is now...

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