DIY timing chain tensioner?

Old 06-15-2009, 02:54 PM
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DIY timing chain tensioner?

My damn dirty timing chain tensioner starting making that ticking sound today. Has anyone ever changed one out themselves or is it a job for certified honda tech.?
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:59 PM
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its a few bolts, you can do it just fine.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:23 PM
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This is a link for diy of the tct. About the only thing you need to be careful of is not to drop the pin that holds the plunger in when removing it.

http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php...c=320897&st=25
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:31 PM
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Niiiice. thanks for the info. Parts are on order, stewies down until thursday.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:36 PM
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You can drive with it ticking its no biggy even more if it just started
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:16 PM
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+1 if its ticking a lil and not very loud, i would not change it. Ived changed mines and regret it. timing chain is metal its suppose to tick a lil.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroS2000 View Post
+1 if its ticking a lil and not very loud, i would not change it. Ived changed mines and regret it. timing chain is metal its suppose to tick a lil.
No i wasn't say don't change it.. I changed mine and was so much happier sounded like crap before, Im just saying you CAN drive the car before you change it.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:25 AM
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is it a ticking or a rattle? Cause my car has a rattle sometimes kinda has me concerned.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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Anything similar to this you got your self a worn tct http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZVrJIkrp-Q
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:55 AM
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Thank you God and thank you RL I owe you buddy my dad scared the hell out of me yesterday tellin me I blew the motor.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:29 PM
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mine sounds like a diesel at idle now that its so fking hot outside. gonna try to see if the warranty company will cover it... $50 is much nicer than $150
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
mine sounds like a diesel at idle now that its so fking hot outside. gonna try to see if the warranty company will cover it... $50 is much nicer than $150
Thank God for my dads 1000sq ft ac and heated garage lol. Mans got everything in a garage you would want... just needs a car lift now.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:38 PM
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does yours sound like it all the time? mine only sounds like it at hot idle, i can start the car in the morning and there is no noise
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
does yours sound like it all the time? mine only sounds like it at hot idle, i can start the car in the morning and there is no noise
Mine is ya mostly hot idle...I can get it to happen before its fully warmed up by a little gas. But under drive I hear nothing.

oil pressure changing causing it?
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:06 PM
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ok so though limited knowledge on how this works im taken a guess here. I think the tensioner is ok. What I think is wrong is the chain guides have worn down causing the noise... If thats the case shouldnt we here it all the time? T6 ideas?
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:12 PM
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i really dont know, i need to read up on it.

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Old 06-16-2009, 01:19 PM
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:41 PM
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im reading the thread on my phone right now, i dont want to fk with this is its just going to go bad 6 mo later.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
im reading the thread on my phone right now, i dont want to fk with this is its just going to go bad 6 mo later.
thats why I suspect its the Timing chain guides not the tensioner or however you spell it.

I got 90k on the clock
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:51 PM
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53k and its been slowly getting worse, im just gonna bite the bullet and buy it now.

i dont see how they are saying driving with it bad for awhile could promote the chain to stretch, if its under less tension that makes ZERO sense.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
53k and its been slowly getting worse, im just gonna bite the bullet and buy it now.

i dont see how they are saying driving with it bad for awhile could promote the chain to stretch, if its under less tension that makes ZERO sense.
I am curious as to why yours went bad then? Mine didnt start to long ago.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:02 PM
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same... i have talked to some ppl with many more miles that never had an issue

im looking in the thread, read about sandblasting the worm gear, wtf

do you use mobil1 too?
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castrol gtx and add some bi weekly or less

I have had the car since 40k miles
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:14 PM
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good pics of the assembly there, but looks like you have to pull the head to pull the front cover

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
good pics of the assembly there, but looks like you have to pull the head to pull the front cover

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look at the service manual in the tech section. I think u can keep the head on.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:51 PM
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did you read about sandblasting / sanding the worm gear in the TCT?

im gonna try this, but change my oil first, haha
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
did you read about sandblasting / sanding the worm gear in the TCT?

im gonna try this, but change my oil first, haha

nope gl
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:08 AM
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the worm gear in this is the center piece, apparently the fix is to sand the hell out of it, they slowly get polished by the flow of oil and for some reason this makes them not "pump up" like they should. if you remove it and sandblast (or use sandpaper if you have no sandblaster) the piece it apparently can solve the issue.

people have had new TCT go out after like 6,000mi
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post


the worm gear in this is the center piece, apparently the fix is to sand the hell out of it, they slowly get polished by the flow of oil and for some reason this makes them not "pump up" like they should. if you remove it and sandblast (or use sandpaper if you have no sandblaster) the piece it apparently can solve the issue.

people have had new TCT go out after like 6,000mi
what abt the plastic guides?
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:31 AM
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the people that have swapped them show no wear on the plastic guides....

im going to try this first, everyone that has had to keep replacing tensioners has sanded this gear down and the problem went away forever
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mine is doing this too, really bad. on warm startup. cant afford the damn tensioner right now
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PRB2000 View Post
mine is doing this too, really bad. on warm startup. cant afford the damn tensioner right now
i'm going to try the DIY mod this weekend on mine and sand the hell out of the worm gear. if it works for me we can do it on your car one day mang.
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
the people that have swapped them show no wear on the plastic guides....

im going to try this first, everyone that has had to keep replacing tensioners has sanded this gear down and the problem went away forever

HMM ill just wait til your results come back.
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i thought its cuz the spring wears out, is it just binding the worm gear then?
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Originally Posted by PRB2000 View Post
i thought its cuz the spring wears out, is it just binding the worm gear then?
buy a stiffer spring maybe?
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Originally Posted by PRB2000 View Post
i thought its cuz the spring wears out, is it just binding the worm gear then?
its not even binding, the worm gear wears smooth over time for whatever reason and apparently loses its "bite" when the oil is flowing by (from what i understand)

by roughing up the surface it seems to "grab" more against the oil flow again and pressure is restored, even when hot.
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
its not even binding, the worm gear wears smooth over time for whatever reason and apparently loses its "bite" when the oil is flowing by (from what i understand)

by roughing up the surface it seems to "grab" more against the oil flow again and pressure is restored, even when hot.
Nice lookin forward to this... savin me $100 bucks
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two guys to look up on s2ki did it

TRBOS2K and MXT_77
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two guys to look up on s2ki did it

TRBOS2K and MXT_77
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