SR20DET Timing Chain Replacement

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jackwarrington
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SR20DET Timing Chain Replacement

Postby jackwarrington » Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:23 am

So I have been having problems diagnosing my non-starting SR20. I have checked everything but when it fires it seems to be firing too early and then rotating backwards, e.g the timing must be off. I have pulled the rocker cover and my chain is a factory one and only has one silver coloured link so it's impossible to see if the cam timing has jumped, the chain seems to have a large amount of lateral play in it though.

Has anyone done a timing chain replacement on an SR20 and what does it involve? Do I need to pull the head? Could anyone run me through all the steps, would be massively appreciated.


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NukeKS14
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Re: SR20DET Timing Chain Replacement

Postby NukeKS14 » Sun Aug 21, 2022 12:50 pm

A quick google search yielded your wildest dreams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Go8Q4cAjZQ <- How to verify cam timing so, maybe you can save yourself the trouble of taking it all apart if it's another issue



https://www.nicoclub.com/archives/use-n ... abase.html < Factory service manuals showing how to take apart, put back together, specs for torque, basically everything on your car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUMLYpR_HDc <- another timing chain video for the SR20. There are more than I care to copy/paste links to.


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