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Old 06-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: fiber timing gear

I had one of those two-piece gears. It left me stranded on the side of the road just this past March. The fiber completely spun off the metal carrier. I was getting the faux rod-knock sound for a few weeks before it broke.

It is so easy to replace that gear, I would recommend that you just go ahead and do it. I replaced mine with an aluminum one. While you are in there, make sure to take care of the plunger and spring. Oh, and that special wrench that Larry mentioned is worth the money.
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