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have fitted new hydraulic tensioner to chain timing on transit

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have fitted new hydraulic tensioner to chain timing on transit 2.3 petrol 06 plate how do you release tensioner as chain goes slack on parts of rotation
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i have fitted timing chain and timed as illustrated in autodata fitted tensioner

tried to use tool illustrated in drawing there was tension on chain ,but when rotating crankshaft the chain would slacken between inlet and exhaust cams

and re tighten at further rotation

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Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.
Hello. My name is Mark and I will be assisting you today.

I don't think you have a problem here. Providing the timing is correct and the copper links are where they should be when the engine is at tdc and there is tension between the crank and cam on the non tensioner side then it is ok.