Standalone Projects Fix '05 Civic Type-R Damaged Camshaft & Cam Holder

Discussion in 'Project & Modification Logs' started by SpeedyGee, Wednesday 8th Aug, 2012.

  1. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Another patient came into my garage over the weekend (couple of weeks ago it was my sisters Zafira that had broken a piston).

    This time it was my nephews Civic Type-R. A couple of days ago it had made a loud screeching noise on startup. The engine was quickly stopped. Upon restarting (rather reluctantly) there was no noise at all and everything seemed to be fine.

    After discussing the sound with my nephew (eliminated water pump sound, clutch release bearing sound etc) and also given the fact that it thrown a CEL a few weeks ago which indicated cam position sensor range error, we decide not to take any risks and to look into the issue further at the weekend.

    I was fearing a spun bearing or similar but decided to have a look at the top end of the engine first.

    As soon as we took off the cam cover we could immediately saw what the issue was :-

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    Compare that to the inlet side :-
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    All this was due to the fact that the bolt on the far side of the cam holder had worked its way loose !!

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have to be really critical here. so apologies to Honda UK.

    That is the Legendary Swindon build quality , you will be surprised I have seen the scraper ring missing on piston one in CR-V 2.0 engine,the owner was wondering why his car was eating oil.

    This is not an isolated issue Swindon has a habit of leaving engine mount bolt lose then get the dealer to torque them.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Some more pics :-

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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Replacement cam sourced ... ressambly :-

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    That's better :-

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    So CTR all fixed and running sweet once again.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Excellent work buddy :GoodJob:, where did you get a donor camshaft from ?
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Rang around a few local CTROC members, one guy does K20 and K24 builds, got the cam from him.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Enjoyed working on the K20 ... working on the Vauxhall was just piss take, hated it .. LOL
     
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    So what exactly happened here to cause this and what damage did it do?
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The cam holder bolt was not sufficiently torqued or the camshaft has developed an imbalance. This is not the first FN2 to do this nor the last..
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Bolt on far side of Cam holder number one worked itself loose. This caused friction on the exhaust cam, damaging cam and cam holder. These were replaced to fix the issue. By the way CJ this is an EP3 not FN2.