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    Default 1 mark in Timing chain

    Hi guys, got a new timing chain and it only has 1 mark, i assume it's for Crank mark but what about cams marks?

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    Picture would help, but sometimes the mark is just a lighter shade chain link, a dot, etc.. Look real close and if you still can't find it look at the package to see if it has this info on it.
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    If it is not OEM, it may not have the marks. Find TDC for #1 cylinder on the crank, then set the cams according to the photos available and don't worry about the chain marks.
    Rotate the crank clockwise two turns to take the slack out of the chain and check the cam position again to be sure.
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    yes, i will do in that way! thanks.

    I have another question, checking today ring gap, first is out of oem specs , it's +0.0125" excedeed, limit is 0.039" , i know i could install it but the oem spec is about 0.009".. not sure if i can lose a considerably compression...

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    on mine i have one yellow and two links are a darker silver (kinda hard to see) so i put a dab of paint on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by K11_SR20 View Post
    yes, i will do in that way! thanks.

    I have another question, checking today ring gap, first is out of oem specs , it's +0.0125" excedeed, limit is 0.039" , i know i could install it but the oem spec is about 0.009".. not sure if i can lose a considerably compression...
    How are you measuring the gap? It should be measured by inserting a ring in the bore (no piston). Don't forget a little oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old guy View Post
    How are you measuring the gap? It should be measured by inserting a ring in the bore (no piston). Don't forget a little oil.
    Hi, it's not the first time i rebuild an engine, not an nissan engine but ive build many honda engines, they have a general rules for building.

    they are measure into cylinder of course.. i dont know if i wrote exact sizes since i use milimeters..well, first piston is bigger than oem specs. +0.32mm bigger, checked the used ring and is in oem specs: 0.23mm, this new (first) rings is 0.55mm. not sure if will works ok!

    the second rings is +0.08mm, it's ok to me since difference isnt to big.

    my question is if this engine will have any problem runing with first piston ring with 0.55mm or i have to talk with the shop who sold me pistons rings and ask for the correct ones.

    Thanks!

 

 

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