Engine & Gearbox i-CTDi Timing chain replaced.

Discussion in 'Honda N-Series' started by Topper Harley, Thursday 23rd May, 2013.

  1. Topper Harley Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Eventually got round to changing my timing chain yesterday . Was expecting it to be a tuff job but wasn't so bad.

    I did take picture's of the job but my camera has gone on strike !!!. Will try and sort and post them.

    Sounds so much better now so happy days . Silence .......... :OTT: .
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Re: Timing chain replaced.

    Good stuff TP looking forward to your guide.
     
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  3. Topper Harley Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Re: Timing chain replaced.

    Not what you would call a complete guide but here are a few picture's that may help somebody .

    First off get the engine up to temp,may make the injector removal easy'er .

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    Injectors removed.

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    Remove cam cover.

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    Next is the crank pulley. Forgot to take picture's ooopppppssss!!!.

    Drain oil .
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    Remove the sump. Little bit of a faff. You need to remove both rear and side engine mount as well as aircon pump and mount.
    Jack the engine up and drop the subframe down inch or two.
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    Remove the chain cover.
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    Line up timing marks.
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    Remove chain tensioners and chain
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    New chain fitted.
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    Cleaned the sump and chain cover.
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    Check oil pick up too while sump is off. Mine was perfect.

    Reassemble and listen to silence !!!!!!!

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    Not the best guide out there but gives you an idea of the work involved.
     
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  4. AccordCU2 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Good job,hats off to you.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Excellent work buddy how come you didnt change the sprockets? Worn sprockets wear a chain faster. Or you planning to get rid of her :Wink:
     
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  6. Topper Harley Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hadn't planned on changing the sprockets to be honest. Not planning on selling any time soon,should see me for a good few years to come.
     
  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Fair enough bud. I am just a stickler to be by the book. :Wink: Thanks for posting your DIY surely will get others to try it.

    That white scooby yours? :Devil:
     
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  8. Topper Harley Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I know what you mean about the sprockets but i had to do it to a budget,seems good anyway so happy days.

    Yes that's my pride and joy in the back ground. It's a 1997 Wrx STi type RA. Standard as it left the factory :Thumbup: . Not many about now.
     
  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I was drooling over that more than the your Accord, I knew it was a rare scoob just by the spoiler.wicked car that.
     
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  10. Topper Harley Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Cheers mate.

    015.

    Rare to get any classic Japanese car in standard form now.
    Hate to see them chaved up with stupid after market lights and covered in stickers :Angry: .
     
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  11. mrjolly Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Well done dude, bin chasing that noise around the engine myself and have had to admit to myself that my chain is noisy too :Frown: . Do you have an idea where the row comes from? i mean is the chain touching something it shouldn't, or has the chain tensioner adjusted up all it can and its just noisy on the sprockets with the slack?
    regards Sid.
     
  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You even got a carcoon that a well pampered car. even the rear arches are in white none of that silly undercoating ..cool as hell.

    My first gen even does not have that ..:Sobbing:
    It superb leave it as is. You don't even have go fast strip none of the sponsor sticker which give you 4 BHP per sticker.:Rolf:

    Do you show your car?
     
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  13. Topper Harley Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Was at Mallory park last weekend for a club meet (Type RA.com). Take it out for a drive maybe once a year that's it.
    Well looked after alright :Smile: .

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    It does sound strange the noise it makes.
    I think its down to chain wear caused by poor oil/oil contamination .
    I will have to look at the old chain runner guides but i can say the chain was so loose
     
  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Excellent Don't blame you at all , cars remain brand new if you don't drive them frequently. :Wink:

    member like you keep the flaming glowing for rare cars.:GoodJob: