Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oceanside, CA, USA
MBP retainers: any real life experience
I'm excited for the 7500 service mark to be just around the corner so I can dive into the belts and valve adjustment.
I've been reading around about the MBP retianers and on the EMS site it says:
"- Lengthens the time between valve adjustments
- Are stronger than stock half ring systems
- Can handle higher rpms for longer periods of time as compared to the stock half ring systems. "
That sounds awesome, and could very well justify the $680 for the kit (you need modified openers to go with the MBP retainers and the closer are also slightly different to work better with the retainers so I might as well get the whole kit, since I'll have to replace all the openers regardless...)
What I wanted to see is if someone has some real life experience on the superiority of these retainers. Stuff like: before I used to have to do the adjustment X miles and then after X miles the clearance were still in the range.
Also are the retainers reusable, or they need to be replace with adjustments, just like the OEM?
No offense, but for me the whole peace of mind thing just won't cut it...
Let me know what numbers you have!!!!
Last edited by ZetaTre; Jun 21st, 2012 at 12:47 pm.