Timing chain solution?

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I'm running castrol edge in my car changing my oil about every 4500 miles and it hasn't given me any problems, and my car was produced with the old timing chain.
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i am also using castrol with k&n oil filter. oil change after 500 miles and now every 3000-3500 miles. no problems with the timing chain (9500 miles)
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Timing chain issue seems to pop up around 30,000 to 40,000 miles... Our 2009 Acadia had it's chains replaced at 32,000 miles... I had 38,000 on the Camaro when I traded it in and no chain issue..
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I'm pushing 30k, and no issues. I do have an oil change coming up, I'll chat with my tech and see what he has to say.
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This cannot be stressed enough, so I will repeat my post again.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Change the oil at 5000 miles or sooner and you should be safe. The trouble starts when you go towards the end of the 100% indicator.
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rtcat600man wrote:This cannot be stressed enough, so I will repeat my post again.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Change the oil at 5000 miles or sooner and you should be safe. The trouble starts when you go towards the end of the 100% indicator.


:werd: At the dealer today and I asked the service manager if they had to replace any chains on the 3.6. Yes indeed on 2 Traverse's but he stressed it was because the owners were negligent on changing their oil.

He said I should have no problems if the oil is changed regularly.
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67 GTO wrote:
rtcat600man wrote:This cannot be stressed enough, so I will repeat my post again.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:54 pm
Change the oil at 5000 miles or sooner and you should be safe. The trouble starts when you go towards the end of the 100% indicator.


:werd: At the dealer today and I asked the service manager if they had to replace any chains on the 3.6. Yes indeed on 2 Traverse's but he stressed it was because the owners were negligent on changing their oil.

He said I should have no problems if the oil is changed regularly.



EXACTLY...........good to hear...... :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:15 pm
cool cause i don't want my car needing a new engine after just 40k miles. i change my oil every 3k to 4.5k miles so i shouldn't have to worry about this problem. here's the real question with modifications installed does it create more stress on the timing chain or not?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:25 pm
a red maro wrote:cool cause i don't want my car needing a new engine after just 40k miles. i change my oil every 3k to 4.5k miles so i shouldn't have to worry about this problem. here's the real question with modifications installed does it create more stress on the timing chain or not?


Actually they were able to do the Acadia's timing chains in like a day or so... no new engine. Don't think mods are really going to add that much stress unless you go FI... Worst thing for them appears to be dirty oil... I changed my oil well before the DIC told me too!

Now the question will be will your dealership try to blame your mods on your chain issues (if you had one)? That's always the tough question...
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