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Old 02-07-2010, 02:42 AM
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I am going to start a head gasket,valve job and timing chain replacement on my 2002 chrysler sebring xli v6 2.7 engine,, I have done valve jobs on
other vehicles like, saturn, ford focus,daewoo but these cars are four cylinder 2.4 or less and only one head not v6's, so any suggestions will be appreciated,, I will take photos and post them as i go along so wish me luck. right now the car won't start and it turns freely with no sign of compression so I figure the timing chain messed up and i hope the valves were not bent nor the pistons hit because the chain broke.
 
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:15 PM
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Get a shop manual, or at least a Chilton's or Haynes. You'll need some special tools to install and tension the timing chain.

We'll be looking forward to your reports and pix.
 
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I worked a few hours taking the motor apart, needless to say I am already
sorry, but now I have to finish this.
 
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:48 AM
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Yes, I will need a manual to put the timing chain back and tightening it, plus I will need the tightening sequence for the head and the amount of torque. Thanks.
 
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I have posted a couple of pictures already, they are in the photo gallery since I am not sure where to put them
 
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Ok, I guess I know how to upload pictures now.
 
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two more
 
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dont wast your time any more unless u want to rebuild the whole motor u slugged up the engine
 
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Thanks for the advise of not wasting more time, I thought about it when I saw the sludge, I am going to have to remove one piston just to check how it looks in there and I might just do a on the spot rebuild just change the rings and rod bearings,, I know I am taking a gamble here but the truth is that I just bought the car about a month ago for about twelve $ and though it was a good deal to put some time and money on it. any more advise about the sludge about what other problems to look for would be appreciated
 
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That thing has certainly seen better days. Good luck with it.
 

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