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Discussion in 'General' started by Fitzy2000, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Fitzy2000

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    Hello guys I have a 2010 omega sports wagon it's thrown a timing chain check engine light. I am moving to Brisbane from Albury so about 1465km away. Do you think it'll last. I will be towing a trailer. It's not making any noise of loosing any power.
     
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    no one on here could tell you if it will make it or not are you in the nrma the worse case scenario if it does fail it going to cost a lot and a big inconvenience
     
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    Maybe get it reset first, as it could of been a one of error, and see if it happens again,
    On another note, has the oil & filter been changed recently ?,
    because if it hasn't, you may wish to consider that as band aid, as the oil could be thickening up and causing a bit more friction, and causing it to go out of timing, being it wont fix it, but it may help and get you to QLD so you can look into it further.

    FYI: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Hol...m2a82686dd1:g:HlQAAOSwfRdZGmh0&frcectupt=true
     
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    Assuming its a V6 ?
     
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    Yeah v6
     
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    Pretty common people drive be V6 for years with these codes no issues, others destroy engines quick, depends on servicing.
     
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    'Check engine timing chain light'? Has the code been actually read to indicate timing chain?
     
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    We drove the work wagon around for a year before we did the chains. It's a cam crank correlation code which means the two banks are advance or retartard from each other and the crank by a couple of degrees. There is no more danger of the chains snapping from when you pick the car up untill you do them.
     
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    Codes been read. Alright hopefully it'll last
     
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    Yep, there's a lot of uncertainty around timing chains. Codes indicating a timing discrepancy are the only ones that warrant full timing chain replacement. People talk of chains snapping and jumping teeth, which is total crap. And let's not forget, these are still chains and not belts like most other modern OHC engines, which WILL snap and destroy an engine if not replaced on schedule.
     
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