Mechanical trouble and common faults
Sell a Van with Timing Chain Problems
Do you have a van to sell but perhaps it’s a non-runner or has some faults, well you have come to the right place! We buy all types of vans with all manner of faults, but one we see fairly often are vans with a broken timing chain. If you are in this situation and find you have timing chain failure all is not lost, we can buy your van for a fair price, so read on!
The Role of the Timing Chain in Vans
A timing chain is an essential mechanical component of a van, you will know when this fails as the van suddenly won’t work! The timing chain synchronises the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft together. This rotation ensures that the engine valves open and close at exactly the times required.
A timing chain is expected to last the lifetime of the van, but occasionally they can slip causing catastrophic engine damage in a similar way to which a cambelt would.
Timing Chain Problems
Timing chains perform a similar role to cambelts, but they are subtly different. You may have heard that a timing chain lasts the lifetime of a car and that there is no need to replace them, but we can confirm this is a myth as we buy vans with broken timing chains frequently.
Sadly, timing chain failures rarely happen under warranty as they are associated with ageing vehicles with typically a high mileage and lots of use.
The Costs of Timing Chain Repairs
Replacing the timing chain is only the start of the cost though. With most timing chain failures causing engine failure, the replacement cost of an engine will typically be £2,000+ even if a second-hand engine is bought – as labour costs are still required.
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