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hey dudes - last week i posted a how to install chain tennsioner? anyway before i did this i thought i would pull the rocker cover off and have look at the chain guide - that was the problem - i removed it and now the problem is solved

my question - is it ok to remove this thing? (my chain has no play i could not move it at all)

Has anyone else done it
 

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You took your rocker off? I hope you meant valve cover. And yes, its ok to remove the guide. Nissan stopped installing them in the SRs here from '98 and up, IIRC.
 

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my chain makes a lot of noise, i think its just dragin on the guide,, if i replace my tensioner, and remove the guides, ill be fine?
 

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this is great news,, i was going to buy new guides from nissan too ($$73.XX) each. i already have my tensior, which cost like 28bucks..
 

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Harris said:
The guide I'm talking about removing is the top one, by the cams. Just FYI.
okay, this changes a lot than.. so u cannot remove the other ones than. i already replaced the one up near my cams, that part was only a few dollars....
 

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I don't know if you can remove the other ones and run the car safely, but I do know that the one by the cams does cause the chain to rattle.
 

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thanks for getting me straight with this guys... i guess ill be pulling my VC tomorrow and pulling the top guide.. i hope this does it for me.
 

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Did the 94-96 G20s have them? If they did, maybe I see the picture, and it ain't a good one either!
 

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lol...this noise cannot be normal...this topic is going too many different ways now too... i have a high port if it matters.
 
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