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is there any need for the timing chain guard? if theres no need for it, is it hard to take off??has anyone heard of you not needing one?
 

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no need for it, infact nissan quit putting that timing chain guard on, in their late SR20's, i just took mine off, it cures the horrible chain rattle. Just take off the valve cover and i think its 2 12mm bolts. easy
 

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i believe one of the reasons they stop putting it was because of lower redline on never cars and to save money
 

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does anyone have a picture of what this would look like?
 

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when you take a v/c off you will see it right away it is between cam gears on top
 

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reason I ask is, cause couldnt **** get caught up in the chain potentially, like maybe some extra wires around the engine bay, I would think it would be a good idea keeping it there so I it wouldnt be on my mind. I guess if you have adjustable cam gears it would make some sense
 

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sleeping 91ser said:
reason I ask is, cause couldnt **** get caught up in the chain potentially, like maybe some extra wires around the engine bay
the timing chain guard is under the valve cover, nothing should get caught in there, unless you run your car without a valve cover [in which case you would have other problems]
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sleeping 91ser said:
reason I ask is, cause couldnt **** get caught up in the chain potentially, like maybe some extra wires around the engine bay, I would think it would be a good idea keeping it there so I it wouldnt be on my mind. I guess if you have adjustable cam gears it would make some sense
huh? what he said, it's internal.
 

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He's thinkin that the valve cover and timing chain cover are separate. If you get rid of your timing chain cover your either
#1>cutting your valve cover to pieces or
#2>removing your oil pump.

The upper guide was something Nissan thought was useful but found it did nothing..they discontinued it like 5 years ago...
 

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have any of you taken the guard off? i have like a little sound that its making from that side of the engine, my brother said its prob the guard and that other people have had problems with theres too.
 

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Did you replace your tensioner when you did your swap? Might not be the problem though, I've replaced mine and it didn't quiet anything. It would appear people are calling timing chain guides, covers. The timing cover is where the front main seal is located and the timing pin is mounted. Needless to say, it's not something you can remove. I'm going to have to try removing my upper guide and see if it quiets things down. I realized they quit putting them in when I was helping Justme put S4's in his '97 SE-R and I was like, "Dude, where's your chain guide?". I wonder if smoothdadddyfig has removed his for weight loss reasons? ;)
 

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i took mine off, i'll be posting pictures tomorrow before and after, showing pictures of the chain guard and where it goes, hopefully it clears things up
 

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Right click and paste the url's into new windows to see the pics. Imagestation is cracking down on linking images so they don't show up as much anymore. :(


 
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