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My 1995 300 4x4 has a noise in motor, sounds like a loose timing chain but some people are telling me it's a knock. It's been smoking a small amount for awhile now. I was curious to see how hard it would be to fix it. If it is easy I'll keep it if not I'll sell it cheap. Any info? Thanks


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Knock on a 300 , I don't know if you read my thread on my 95 300 , 300 rebuild and modifications I think is the title , rebuilt the top end and got 35 hours on it and developed a knock ( I would relate this knock to the sound you hear when you over shoot an engine with starting fluid , more like a cluck , have you ever heard that knock ) , I thought for sure it was the connecting rod , upon disassembling it I found the new OEM timing chain had stretched out way past the adjusters max , I now think the knock I heard was caused by the engine being out of time , and when I say out of time I mean the cam shaft and the crank out of sync from the excessive slack , I can't tell you for sure the knock is gone even though I think it will be , new chain and cam sprocket are here but I am too tired again today to put it back together , I didn't change the cam sprocket when I re-done the top end and timing chain , I think that was the mistake as the old sprocket had wear and changed the pitch and it ate the new chain up ----------It really isn't that hard , you should have a manual , parts cost $500 to do the upper and timing chain , add another $40 for the cam sprocket , you would need a torque wrench and a valve spring tool for the valve stem seals and to lap the valves , a lap stcik and some valve grind paste and some Honda Bond , I used G+H for the boring and parts , for $220 you send them your jug and they send it back bored with a Shindy piston and rings sized to the jug , they give you a wrist pin and clip , head and jug gaskets , exhaust seal and valve stem seals , the timing chain is $99 OEM and the cam sprocket $40 , the rest of the money is on side cover gasket , kick starter seal , reverse lever seal , decompression seal , air filter , oil filter , and what ever else I missed ------ I will give you as much help as I can
 

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That makes since because when I first bought it I used a shit ton of starting fluid to get it running since it sat for two years, I guess I may have f***** up. Now the timing chain I know is making some noise also


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Go easy with the starter fluid next time, it's nasty stuff if you over use.
 

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I don't know if you are old enough to remember the switch from leaded to unleaded gas , I can't remember the word , but it is something like pre-detonation , that is close to the sound I had going on and performance was severely affected , more of a clunk than a knock and more of a valve sound than a connecting rod , when you have the jug off be sure to check out the connecting rod ------ funny you brought up clutch slippage , I plan on throwing in two other clutches I have cause I have been thinking I was feeling some slippage also
 
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