well.... .damn.I would not run the ta silent chain again. i had one snap on me in 3 months.
There was no binding, or anything out of the ordinary. it had broken links throughout the chain. i was asked to send the chain back to be warrantied. i did and got the run around. This is not the first failure they have seen.well.... .damn.
was there any type of binding or anything else that led to the failure? Did the chain just snap due to poor quality control? Did Mike T. or anyone at TA help out with troubleshooting the cause?
I still have a GM Nylon Gear/Stock set in my car and have been running it forever - figured the New TA style would at least be as strong
After you mentioned it, i did some searching, seems like quite a few people mentioned it was extremely tight while trying to install it.... we will see. I have a Rollmaster Double Roller on my bench, as well as a NOS ACDelco so i will figure it out.There was no binding, or anything out of the ordinary. it had broken links throughout the chain. i was asked to send the chain back to be warrantied. i did and got the run around. This is not the first failure they have seen.
you may be on to something, I do have a hydraulic roller cam.DR BOOST,
Question for you: I have the TA silent single row timing chain / billet gears installed for several year now and no issues, with the exception that it did seem excessively tight when first installed.
I'm sure that after several thousand miles it would be stretched to a more comfortable range by now though.
I recall TA Performance indicating that this chain is only recommended for a certain maximum spring pressure (but I can't seem to find that information now)?
I would have a concern using this chain on a hydraulic roller cam, since the spring pressures needed are very high.
Was your installation using a roller cam?
Anyways, my set up is on a stock flat tappet cam with some shimmed Comp Cam 980's to use under 100# on the seat which is quite conservative.