Riza, your on borrowed time bro..... Look at Chris's pic closely...lol
My brother had the typical timing chain rattle on his 2005 3.5. I told him about the access hole to the tensioner. He decided to have a mechanic replace the tensioner and see if the noise changed. It eliminated the timing chain rattle. No need for a new chain at this point, and much cheaper.
Hello... I don't want to spend $100 in the flywheel lock ring tool, is it possible to simple keep the car in 1st gear(mt) so I don't have to pull the valve covers and hold the cams?
Sweet! Thanks a bunch, Lawrence, you have been a lot of help! Btw that's a badass SE R you have, and also an impressive, tasteful mod list.
Bracket? I will tell you this...it is easier, though not necessary, to remove the upper oil pan also. Why? When you go to reinstall the front timing cover it is quite difficult to align it and keep the front cover gasket in place and seated properly. Its alot more work to remove the upper oil pan, but will guarantee no leaks when your done.You can hold the cams with a big adjustable wrench when breaking the cam bolts loose.
I have to tackle this job this summer. Would it be easier to remove the whole bottom bracket to access the timing chain cover?