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Release compressed cam chain tensioner without tool?

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Trying to finish my valve adjustment on my 350. I fully compressed the cam chain tensioner and got all the oil out of it. I dont have the tool to release it once its installed on the bike though. How do I get the tension back onto the chain without the tool? How tight is the chain supposed to be, too tight to pull down with a finger?

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You can release the cam tensioner by completely installing it while fully collapsed then reaching down with a long flat screwdriver and prying against the plastic chain guide that is up against the tensioner. I have done it this way many times.

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