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Originally Posted by Ralph View Post
Chain, unless your very unlucky they are fit and forget,
have come across a few noisy chains but never a broken
one, but have seen a few broken cam belts.
the chain on my old mondeo snapped when it belonged to my dad
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vauxhall 2.2 (52 reg to 53) snap due to a design fault in the oil spray nozzle.

There not indestructable, but beats 800+ belt changes every 3 or 4 years!
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Gears are the ultimate but too expensive, it's just elastic band driven cams I dont like espetially were on modern engines clearances are so small one tooth out spells disaster, some engines only have 8 thousands of a inch
clearance between valves and piston at certain points
so I will settle for a rattly old cam chain.

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