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rebuilding a 241

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TorkDSR, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    what am i rebuilding and why.

    the case has been apart by a previous owner whom i cannot contact.
    all the bearings are good, any way to check chain slop without the thing assembled?
    how would i see chain wear?
    and how much beefier is the HD chain, this one looks kinda stout, like 5 links wide or so.

    THanks guys
     
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    ok, its 10 links wide

    TTT
     
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    i usually check the chain by pulling the drin plug or fill plug and pushing on the chain.
     
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    If the chain gets bad you will know it pretty quick. They don't usually just break. You will hear it hitting the case if it is streched out pretty bad.
     
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    thanks for all this support guys
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i usually check the chain by pulling the drin plug or fill plug and pushing on the chain.

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    ok, bttt, what kind of deflection do you look for in the chain.
     
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    I would like to know this too. Is there some "play" in the chain? I just bought a 241 from ebay and in 4HI you can hold the transfer case input shaft and rotate the front or rear outputs about 1/32 of a turn or so....
     
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    bttt
    what is the width of the hd chain?
     
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    regular chain is 1.25" wide
    HD chain is 1.5" wide. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thank you.
    is there a site with good info on it, or is that just common knowledge /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    thanks man
     

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