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1Back to top Go down    16V cam chain tension release tool on Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:43 am

KiwiK100

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I am about to remove the cam chain cover on my '91 16V for inspection and don't have the "special" BMW tool to release the tension in the chain tensioner. Are there other options? I have searched here and cannot find any info on alternatives.
Can wise and experienced ones advise best procedures for this task.
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2Back to top Go down    Re: 16V cam chain tension release tool on Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:03 pm

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3Back to top Go down    Re: 16V cam chain tension release tool on Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:07 pm

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You could just cable tie it so it won't expand any further and unbolt it. Once you've figured out how the mechanism works you can reset it and bolt it back in. Take a good look at it as it comes apart. Warning... springy bits inside..... scratch oh sh!t. Where'd that go! Laughing

Why do you need to release the chain tension? What are you inspecting? Chain/guides or are you replacing valve shims. You don't need to release the chain tension to check valve clearances.

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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
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4Back to top Go down    Re: 16V cam chain tension release tool on Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:21 am

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I wish to remove the cam chain cover and hall sensor cover to restore and paint as part of a K1 restoration. My 8V motor is straight forward and the K12 is also simple but the 16V is more complicated. 'corse I could just pull the cover off and pick up the pieces afterwards...
BTW PM sent re K1 tank bag


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Current rides:
2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 167,000km
1991 K1. Schwartz metallic black, 18 month frame off restoration. 74,000km
1987 K100RS Style. Black, Ohlins, Race Tech springs, Braided lines. Fully restored. 53,000 miles.
The family history:
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads ride
1953 Triumph Terrier - my Mum's ride
1916 Triumph Type H, Battle of the Somme, France WW1 - my Grand dads ride
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: 16V cam chain tension release tool on Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:42 am

Inge K.

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Hmm....should have read more closely...did see camshaft chain and special tool...
and was thinking locking tool.
But what makes it so more difficult to remove the cover on a 16V compared to a 8V?


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6Back to top Go down    Re: 16V cam chain tension release tool on Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:58 am

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Kiwi... You can remove the cover no probs but crank and valve covers will need to come off first as well as the timing gear. This thread has info about that. There's no gasket available anymore for the timing chain cover so just use some Permatex. I use the Black one.
Probably a very good opportunity to replace timing chain and guides if you think they might need doing. It really won't take long if you have it down to that state anyway.

I have the bag here for you.

EDIT: After you remove the timing plate and then the rotor off the end of the crankshaft you will be able to remove the timing chain cover. Be careful how you do that as there is a seal located in the cover itself which seals over the end of the crankshaft.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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