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Old 15-06-2019, 11:56   #1
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Anyone had problems with cam chain wear at 42,000mls on Evo X fq300 SST, I have a warning on the dash, in the handbook says "cam chain may be worn" Mitsubishi dealer can't give me a definitive answer after checks, looking at £500-900 for further investigation/replacement, any info on average life span would be useful.
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Old 15-06-2019, 12:07   #2
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you can take rocker cover off and check , dealer should be able to do this, if they cant then find another quick
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Most of them have stretched at that mileage, get the new revised one pal
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The ecu records chain stretch, with the actual percentage (with I believe 0.6% being the recommended max before a change is recommended) being viewable with a MUT 3 that every Mitsi Dealer will have. Nevertheless it is possible for the ecu data to be incorrect if for example a chain has already been replaced and the stretch percentage not set back to zero. That's where the visual check suggested by Gary at APT is really the best option.

Btw, which main dealer did you take it to? Mitsi Lincoln has an Evo expert as Service Manager and I know for sure he would be able to give you a definitive answer.
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Old 16-06-2019, 07:25   #5
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Replace it mate this is a thing they do unfortunately, once new upgraded chain is fitted itís ok,
Donít have it investigated first save your money
I did mine at 32k and it was pretty stretched
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Thanks guys, Had it checked/serviced at Grays of Holbeach, nearest dealer, not sure how clued up they are with Evo's
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Thanks guys, Had it checked/serviced at Grays of Holbeach, nearest dealer, not sure how clued up they are with Evo's
Seems like they can't be clued up at all! Did they use a MUT 3 to check the stretch value? Or did they conduct any kind of visual examination?

To be honest, your best bet is to forget about main dealers and take your car straight to APT near Norwich. Not only will they be able to tell you precisely what the position is, but also know the most speedy and effective way to change the chain should that be needed.
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Old 20-06-2019, 09:16   #8
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Cheers, I spoke to Lincoln Mitsubishi and I'm gonna speak to the guy you recommended when he is back at work, next week
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