Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: East Central Illinois
2008 Accent 3 door
2010 Genesis Coupe
2L Track 6 sp man
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So at 97k my timing chain is worn enough that there is a half inch deflection at midpoint between the cams. Got all new OE parts for the timing chain and the oil pump chain. There is an improved chain part but you have to order the BK2 +2013 chain. I got the old chain because of the part number confusion. So it is. And I'm ready to install after getting every thin cleaned up and a new crank seal on the timing cover.
So ready to put on chain as said in the manual. Crank at TDC (white spot on chain sprocket straight down) and the two cams generally lined up with the small line even with the head (nice cast mark on the head to line it up with).
Then manual says install tensioner guide (not tensioner, it's last). Then put chain on crank sprocket with the chain link matching up with white dot. Then up to the intake cam. I had to turn the cam slightly to get the chain in the right spot. Then on to the exhaust cam, had to turn it too a bit the cam there too. Then put the tensioner on. Then put the fixed right side guide on. But check again as the crank sprocket will have some chain slack before the tensioner is let loose. May have to hold the chain on the correct spot at the crank sprocket before pulling tensioner pin.
I then dumped a couple quarts of oil in the pan so the oil pump would prime as I hand turned it.
Then the manual says 2 complete revolutions of the crankshaft in a clockwise direction and the marks should all line up. No way. So I tried 4 revolutions still no way. I have to do 20 revolutions to get the marks to match up again.
It all spins free by hand. Am I good to go?
You can't stand backwards on stairs......