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I have been reading the forum and am very impressed. Can i get some info on changing the timing chain in an 2008 Prowler 700 xtx? I have a manual, the top of the motor is tore down, chain is shot, has jumped time, but I am not sure how I get the bottom of the chain off. The manual has nothing on this. Can anyone help me? Motor have to be pulled etc?
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Pretty sure you need to split the case to get the chain off the crank. RD will be here soon, he tears these motors down all the time for something to do in his "spare time"
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Pull your belt, and clutches off, remove the inner cover and wet clutch (left hand threads on the wet clutch nut). Once wet clutch is removed you can drop the timing chain into the case and take it off the bottom gear, I leave the clutches off until I have the top end back on as it allows the chain to lay in the case until you are ready to time the motor. I've accidently dropped the chain into the case while working on the top end! Sucks! About half the time I can retrieve the chain if I'm lucky! LOL Good Luck! Motor can stay in your Prowler for this! I do recommend pulling the floor and seat pans for working room!
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Pull your belt, and clutches off, remove the inner cover and wet clutch (left hand threads on the wet clutch nut). Once wet clutch is removed you can drop the timing chain into the case and take it off the bottom gear, I leave the clutches off until I have the top end back on as it allows the chain to lay in the case until you are ready to time the motor. I've accidently dropped the chain into the case while working on the top end! Sucks! About half the time I can retrieve the chain if I'm lucky! LOL Good Luck! Motor can stay in your Prowler for this! I do recommend pulling the floor and seat pans for working room!
What parts do you suggest I change? Chain, cam gear, chain guides, and ??????
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The parts you mention are very durable. Check the chain tensioner to see if it retracts (pull the bolt off the end, and use a small screwdriver too retract the plunger. It should offer resistance while turning. If not, this may be why your timing chain jumped. But still a good idea to replace the chain. Unless the guides are broke in half, they should be fine.
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The parts you mention are very durable. Check the chain tensioner to see if it retracts (pull the bolt off the end, and use a small screwdriver too retract the plunger. It should offer resistance while turning. If not, this may be why your timing chain jumped. But still a good idea to replace the chain. Unless the guides are broke in half, they should be fine.
Thanks so much for the help!
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Let us know how your project works out! Good Luck, and stay connected!
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Let us know how your project works out! Good Luck, and stay connected!
YEA! I FOUND THE BOTTOM OF THE TIMING CHAIN! I have worked on vehicle and equipment engines for 50 years and have never attempted to tip an engine like this. I think I can do it but my hands and eyes aren't as good as they once was. Now I am waiting for parts.
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Pretty much my experience also! Built many auto engines, but the Prowler motor made me pause! The service manual is very accurate on details and how to's!
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Pretty much my experience also! Built many auto engines, but the Prowler motor made me pause! The service manual is very accurate on details and how to's!
Just got my Prowler running. It was a challenge for me, differ concept than engines I have worked on. Getting the cam gear and timing marks aligned was my biggest struggle. Thanks so much for your help. As fumbled fingered as I am I understood the reason for not putting the bottom together until top is complete. The times we live in now, not many people will reach a helping hand to a stranger. Thanks again.
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