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Old 06-01-2018, 08:49 AM
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I found this video explaining the different kits available for our Ecotecís

Get some popcorn and a cold one, find some shade and check this out.

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GREAT find Oldblue.

Thanks for posting - this will definitely make the job easier for some of us.

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I know now did you watch it all, the explanation of the difference of the 2.0 timing chain crank gear and the 2.2 / 2.4 crank gear?
And the torque values , the setting of the primary timing chain.
I found it very interesting and informative, better than the first video.
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Excellent find Blue, that lays it out very clearly. And after the many different U-toobs as well..
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easy to follow thanks
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Thanks ill check it out 😁
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Thanks a lot Oldblue for the link! I have some rattle issue (mine is different from the one people with bad tensioner have) and I think I will have to tackle this one. I was hesitant but this video is great! I feel confident that I can do it.
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Yours might be the upper guide or the black nylon front guide has broken.
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Yours might be the upper guide or the black nylon front guide has broken.
I replaced the tensioner and the issue is still there. I ended up pulling the valve cover to make sure the tensioner was engaged and from what I could see the guides were intact. I did see some wear marks on the chain so I will check the folder of service records that came with the car if there is any trace of a timing chain related repair. The guides didn't seem to have any wear marks on them which is kind of weird considering the chain did have some shiny spots. If there is no paperwork of repairs I will do a full guide, chain, sprocket, water pump replacement as it is past 145K miles.
The reason why I thought it was the tensioner is the fact that the noise is not always there. It sounds like a diesel when the engine is completely up to temp but not always. For example this morning on my way to work with relatively cool temperatures the sound was there but when I left for lunch and drove for about 20 minutes on surface streets in 90F with the A/C on everything was normal. This behavior made me think that the tensioner was sticking but apparently it is something else.
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