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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2020, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cam chain tensioner removal help?

I've got the bad tensioner ford f350 diesel rattle at idle, so I bought a new set of gaskets and a new tensioner!



I was able to get the fairings off just fine (previous owner seems to have lost quite a few bolts though, does anyone know where to find replacements for the 4mm hexbolts used in the fairings?) but getting at the actual CCT has been a massive PITA - top 8mm bolt came off just fine with a ratchet wrench, but I can't get at the bottom one because the gap between the bolt and the body of the tensioner is too narrow to fit the wrench on.



Gonna go look for another wrench today, have any of you fine folks had the same issue?



Also semi related, would I be wise to use a thin layer of gasket sealant for the new CCT and inspection cover, or are oil and torque fine?

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Just cut an 8mm wrench off to 2-3" long and work from underneath. Before you put the bolts back in, cut a slot in them with a hacksaw or Dremel..... now you can use a screwdriver in the oval hole in the frame to get them back in more quickly.
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So I almost managed to get the **** old one out, but it's not fitting through the frame gap underneath. I'm getting hitched up on what I think is the idle adjustment knob and I'm not sure what to do next -

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Move the idle adjustment knob, it slides out of a slot... or remove the screw that attaches the little bracket. Shouldn't have to though.... maybe.... it's been a while since I've done one.

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I chopped up and bent a cheap 5/16" combination wrench for the CCT. 12 pt. 8mm was too tight. "Endeavor to Persevere!"

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2020, 11:07 AM
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Sure hope you tied the chain to the crank sprocket before removing that tensioner as always a possibility for it to slip a tooth or two and cause valve timing to change and a valve to hit a piston.
Just sayin..
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