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"a long time"
Good answer but not what I was looking for. Long time relative to what?
My brother says one hour in the company of his wife is a long time.

Someone somewhere must have put some miles on one of these engines and needed a new camchain.
 

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The chain should easily last until the engine needs to be rebuilt for other reasons (worn rings, bearings etc). The cam chain lives in ideal conditions: completely enclosed away from dirt and combustion products, bathed in oil, and very lightly loaded. A tensioner automatically takes care of what little stretch there is. As long as you take care of the oil, the cam chain should be about the last thing to wear out.
 

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Well, ask me again in a few years and I might have an answer. I don't know how long they will last since my time machine broke down ;-) I'm 99.9% sure no-one have had to replace it yet.

On 2007-01-26 09:44, English_Spanner wrote:
"a long time"
Good answer but not what I was looking for. Long time relative to what?
My brother says one hour in the company of his wife is a long time.

Someone somewhere must have put some miles on one of these engines and needed a new camchain.
[ This message was edited by: jojje1963 on 2007-01-26 12:53 ]
 

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I concur, cam chains are no problem unlike cam belts.
 
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