I had two KA24DEs years ago, and also removed the upper chain (two separate on that engine, more akin to the VH41DE) guide on those. But I did not do so on my VH45DEs (nor the VH41 when I had it).
Ryantzer wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:02 am
Interesting. My timing chain set was from Performance VH as well. I've already purchased another tensioner to replace the one that I suspect is the problem. With a little luck that will solve the noise issue.
Are the pVH parts genuine Nissan? You can still get the OE tensioner from Japan 13070-60U03 (pass side).