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I am building a new engine using a new 2000 block. I noticed that my 96 block had different holes in it for the chain guides. So, I ordered chain guides for a 2000 block. They bolt on ok, but I sure don't like the quality. They are solid plastic and held on with two bolts. The ones on my 96 are heavy guage metal with plastic liners and held on by three bolts. Any history of failure on these?

Also, I installed new tensioners. I can "squeeze" the tensioner arm to get max tension on the chain, but the tensioners then retract some, allowing for slack. I assume when they are filled with oil, they will firm up, RIGHT?

I have a real paranoia about this.

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Yes the plastic guides will hold. If your still paranoid you can drill and tap a hole to make the steel ones work, thats what I did so I wouldnt have to purchase new guides.
 

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Yes the plastic guides will hold. If your still paranoid you can drill and tap a hole to make the steel ones work, thats what I did so I wouldnt have to purchase new guides.
Yeah, I thought about that, too.
 
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