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Anybody ever done a timing chain on a nissan pickup?

Old 06-24-2018, 08:24 PM
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I inherited my grandpas 1997 nissan pickup with the ka24 engine, It only has 68k miles on it but the timing chain guides are gone so the chain rattles bad after it's warmed up. I'm just going to do a whole timing chain kit on it. Anyone ever done one of these? any tips/trick/pointers on it?
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:27 PM
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I built a couple turbo KAs a few years ago. They are simple to work on, much like the SR20. Swapping everything out should be pretty straight forward. For timing them, you match the dots up on the gears with the painted links on the chain.
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For timing them, you match the dots up on the gears with the painted links on the chain.
i helped a friend replace the timing set and affiliated components on his buick. that 2 liter turbo ecotec chain had 2 different colored links and the info on the crank sprocket alignment was vague at best.

to the op: if you havenít done something like that before, take a lot of pictures before disassembly.
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Single slammer or DE? Did the DE in my truck a while back, and it was quite straight forward. A single cam should be even easier. If you don't already have it get your self the FSM, it will have the full procedure for removing, replacing and properly timing.
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I forgot about this. haha. I started last tuesday and finished thursday, just working on it a couple hours a night. It was fairly easy, but so much stuff you have to disassemble. runs great, but still have a little rattle. I'm thinking it's a worn oil pump and not pressuring up the hydraulic tensioner like it should. I've got a new one coming, thankfully it's external and will take maybe 5 minutes to install.
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