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Any idea of life span of the timing chains on the 5.4?

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If you get 100,000 your doing good. It seems like the followers get wear grooves that the tensioner can't take up. I've changed a few at about 75,000 miles that were worn enough to start slapping.
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If you get 100,000 your doing good. It seems like the followers get wear grooves that the tensioner can't take up. I've changed a few at about 75,000 miles that were worn enough to start slapping.
Thanks, what is the typical length of time for this job?

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