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Old 01-12-2010, 12:01 AM
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DAMN YOU Automatic Tensioner!! (Messy bay pics)

Last Friday while I was driving from my job back to my house I noticed a strange sound coming from the car. Didn't think it was anything mayor and continued to drive as I was only about 10 min from my house. As soon as I arrived I pop the hood to find the timing belt loose and shaking around.

Too make the long story short, the automatic tensioner gave out and right now the car is in the process of doing a manual tensioner conversion, water pump, timing and balancer belt change as well as the seals.

Here are some pics of the messy engine bay:





And the auto tensioner


Thanks god a friend came to the rescue and helped me with this, as I will have never attempt this alone.

Please pray to god or whatever you believe in that I didn't bend any valve. When we checked the alignment the exhaust cam stayed in the correct position but intake cam was off by at least 4 teeth. That got me worry but will have to wait and see.

Hopefully tomorrow it will be done and ready to be fired up.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:55 AM
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Re: DAMN YOU Automatic Tensioner!! (Messy bay pics)

hmmmmm, 4 teeth would make me just a lil worried. you might be aight, you might not be.


i will pray for you, cuz this is similar to how my second H23 died
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Re: DAMN YOU Automatic Tensioner!! (Messy bay pics)

I would be a little worried ,but do a compression check after setting your timing ,crank the engine by hand .Hope the engine is okay. Good Luck
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Re: DAMN YOU Automatic Tensioner!! (Messy bay pics)

Good news!!!

Fired it up today and everything is fine. Such a relief.

I'm now back on streets.

Thanks for the support guys.
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Re: DAMN YOU Automatic Tensioner!! (Messy bay pics)

phew, good to hear. i'd do a comp test just to be sure, but if it's running good, you're most likely aight.
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phew, good to hear. i'd do a comp test just to be sure, but if it's running good, you're most likely aight.
I'll do it to be sure.
I should be able to rent the tester in a pepboys or autozone right?

Any tips on doing the test and what I should look for?
I understand that the results for each cylinder should be no more than 10% from each other.
Anything else I should look for?
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Re: DAMN YOU Automatic Tensioner!! (Messy bay pics)

yup almost any auto store rents them.

just make sure the engine doesn't start; either pull the fuel pump fuse or ignition coil wire.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:23 AM
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yup almost any auto store rents them.

just make sure the engine doesn't start; either pull the fuel pump fuse or ignition coil wire.
Don't worry, I'll do both to be safe.
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