Keep Your Mustang’s Engine Running Smoothly with Timing Chains, Covers, and Parts
Engine timing is a critical part of performance. Timing chains synchronize your Mustang’s camshafts and crankshaft to open and close the engine valves. If the valves don’t open and close at precise intervals, the engine won’t produce the power you expect. Improper timing can even damage your engine.
Besides factory timing chain direct replacements, you can also opt for a performance timing chain. Performance chains are designed to alter the timing of your engine. With some, you can even customize the timing to suit your driving style. This is a normal part of upgrading your Mustang’s camshafts or performing an engine rebuild.
Timing chains need to be replaced periodically, but if they’re exposed to dirt and debris they won’t last as long as they should. That’s why timing chain covers are so important. They'll keep your timing chain protected and prolong its life.