Join Date: May 2004
location: Morganville, NJ
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You'll need to get a hold of a Helm's manual for the car before opening it up if it's a chain issue. There are many different sized bolts and torque patterns are critical.
With a stick shift, if you put it in a forward gear and it rolls backwards, the engine will turn backwards more than the designed in "limit" can allow. That's why I asked about what trans, with an auto it's not as likely.
The parts you'll need if the chain jumped are: 11, 12, 8, 9, 13 (chain, guides, tensioner), you'll also want a cam cover gasket, and spark plug tube seals. You'll also want to check the valve adjustment. And keep your fingers crossed, that if the chain jumped, that it didn't eat any of the valves. These mangle valves when out of time.
Pulling the front cover is not the most enjoyable job, that's for sure.
You'll need Hondabond and a good gasket dissolver and brake cleaner to take off all the silicone residue. Any left over and any oil will not allow the sealer to work.
Let's take it one step at a time and first check base cam to crank timing.
If it's ok, check the vtc phaser (cam sprocket) to make sure it's locked, by trying to turn the intake cam. If that's ok and everything is in time, the oil control solenoid for the vtc is probably at fault.
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