DIY timing chain tensioner?

Old 06-17-2009, 10:07 PM
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Its 99% chance its the TCT guys mine went at 35k I know another guy that has been through a few, The noise is actually the tensioner not appliing enough tension causing the chain to have some slack causing it to slap a little, I would bet anything its that if you swap it out, Sand blasting its fine but your going to have to come up with some kind of pin to put it back together and hold it while you install it... When you get it its all compressed you install then pull the pin releasing the tensioner after installed. Yours clearly will not have a pin and you will have to put it all together and make shift something. but it can work...
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:19 PM
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It's tricky to get it compressed, but possible. I get the whole assembly together and push the piston down on a surface and rotate the assembly while pushing down on it until it is retracted, i just used a paper clip as the holding pin.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:40 AM
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i know its the TCT and i'm not spending $120 on a new one if its just going to go out 10,000mi later again. in the haynes manual there is a procedure for compressing it, no pin necessary, you remove the rear cap on the TCT and thread a bolt into the worm gear.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
i know its the TCT and i'm not spending $120 on a new one if its just going to go out 10,000mi later again. in the haynes manual there is a procedure for compressing it, no pin necessary, you remove the rear cap on the TCT and thread a bolt into the worm gear.
Can you be a little more detailed than that? Or is it really that simple

Just read this on s2ki

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A few of us were stumped at the shop after trying a few tensioners and still having the problem last night . After further inspection we determined that it might not be getting enough oil pressure . We decided to pull the Vtec solenoid off and see how it gets its oil . What do you know it does go through the solenoid, and the screen to the gasket was full of muck . After cleaning the screen the tensioner problem went away .

Seeing how you say you are also having problems with your vtec , I would bet you are having the same problem .

Easy fix , Just remove the solenoid off the head ( three 10mm bolts ) pull off the gasket and clean it with some break clean or carb cleaner . and reassemble . Make sure no to tighten the 10mm to much as they are soft and tend to stretch or break , 9 ftlb's is all they need to be tight .

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:51 AM
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OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...

i will try that first.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...

i will try that first.
I read the rest of the tread and it seems to be a hit and miss thing.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:08 AM
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well its like 1 minute to pull both parts and clean them off, i wanna disassemble the TCT anyway just to look at it, and i'll have to do it anyway if i take it off so i can retract it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
well its like 1 minute to pull both parts and clean them off, i wanna disassemble the TCT anyway just to look at it, and i'll have to do it anyway if i take it off so i can retract it.
Im goin to go find a stiffer spring to put in that thing.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
i know its the TCT and i'm not spending $120 on a new one if its just going to go out 10,000mi later again. in the haynes manual there is a procedure for compressing it, no pin necessary, you remove the rear cap on the TCT and thread a bolt into the worm gear.
How are you going to use no pin... You need to install it compressed then pull the pin out to release it.. Also you drop any of those parts and they fall in... now your ripping the whole motor apart
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
i really dont know, i need to read up on it.

205751 TENSIONER, CAM CHAIN
112.28

awesome...
I saw that price at hondaautomotiveparts.com but with shipping $133.00 It's still cheaper than the $160 the local dealer wants.

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Old 06-18-2009, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RL1924 View Post
How are you going to use no pin... You need to install it compressed then pull the pin out to release it.. Also you drop any of those parts and they fall in... now your ripping the whole motor apart
you install it with the backing plate removed.

i saw the thread on s2ki

basically you have to get a bolt that screws into the worm gear, when you screw the bolt in you retract the piston.

the haynes manual even advises to retract the piston before removal even though we all know its not really necessary.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:50 AM
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:53 PM
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It took all apart and the filter was clean as a whistle after 1117000 miles. The piston was smooth in the bore and I attribute it all to running Redline oil since 5000 miles. So the noise I'm hearing is the valve train which has always been noisy since installing the Mugen headers.

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:27 PM
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Sounds pretty good T6... Never knew you could do it that way, looks easy enough lmk how it works out for ya
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:00 PM
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i did it, it works. no more click
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:59 PM
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I have a toasted TCT that clicked and one with ~5,000 miles in the garage. I'll do a comparison tomorrow.
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:39 AM
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just sand the worm gear downward to make vertical lines across the angled spiral, clean and oil it. stretch the spring out about 1/4 inch with both hands. when installing, bolt the TCT with the lock bolt still in it, then through the maint hole, slide a small allen through. remove lock bolt and screw in nozzle. pull allen out and...bam. shiznit
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:07 PM
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i sanded the hell out of my worm gear using 180 grit sandpaper, i took all the shiny surfaces off that i could ESPECIALLY the "ball" end of the gear. threw it back in and no problems at all.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
i sanded the hell out of my worm gear using 180 grit sandpaper, i took all the shiny surfaces off that i could ESPECIALLY the "ball" end of the gear. threw it back in and no problems at all.
No more tick? sounds like a good deal!
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:32 PM
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I wish I could sand my problems away. My ticking now sounds more like a tiny little man inside my engine with a hammer trying to get out Is it worth replacing just the bad rod or would I be better off getting a long block? This sucks, however on a brighter note I did just get laid from my ex who now has brand new boobies. I'll admit I feel much better about the car issue
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Lol bringing it to a personal level... Better be bigger ones at that
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:58 PM
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TCT = Touch C Tittay
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:38 PM
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ok quick update. I did an oil change noise is totally gone. It seems to me that when MY oil breaks down to much its not thick enough to apply pressure on the TCT but everything is fine now.
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In desperate need of help, broken bolt in TCT and the screw extractor did not work.
Any suggestions ??


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