Author WARNING - stock cam chain tensioner failed leading to engine failure  (Read 5288 times)

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    Re: WARNING - stock cam chain tensioner failed leading to engine failure
    Reply #10 on: Jan 09, 2024, 03.31 pm
    Jan 09, 2024, 03.31 pm
    seen a few Honda , Triumph and yamaha CCC fail but never suzuki or Kawasaki

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    Re: WARNING - stock cam chain tensioner failed leading to engine failure
    Reply #11 on: Jan 17, 2024, 10.01 pm
    Jan 17, 2024, 10.01 pm
    Happened to me when I did high comp head gasket swap. Go to place the tappet cover back on and the top right dowl close to the T chain was missing. Found it just about to fall into the timing gear, no harm done.
    Last Edit: Jan 17, 2024, 10.12 pm by 12:1

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    Re: WARNING - stock cam chain tensioner failed leading to engine failure
    Reply #12 on: Jan 19, 2024, 12.51 am
    Jan 19, 2024, 12.51 am
    Id hang on to that mechanic. I did not know there were any honest ones left. 👍

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    Re: WARNING - stock cam chain tensioner failed leading to engine failure
    Reply #13 on: Feb 08, 2024, 07.51 pm
    Feb 08, 2024, 07.51 pm
    My 2002 ZRX 1200 has over 70,000 miles on it with the stock tensioner on it, I've done a few of my own valve checks and never once touched that part.
    Wife's 2008 650 Ninja is at 44,000 with NO adjustments of any kind- just oil + filter still going- Trusted dealer's service dept. says until its continually starting hard and running rougher just ride it.

    Every Z900 I've seen in person or heard in videos has that very distinct rattle & people get all worried about it.
    My 2019 rolled 8200 miles from new and it's been the same ticking sound since day one.
    Don't mess with it, no problem.