Mine started at about 83K.....
... what's so funny, Pal?!?! :devilYep I have it. lol
ROTFL! "which I in no way advocate..." Cracking me up.Wow 81K. Seems early to me (mine went at 108K - took it to 168K, which I in no way advocate).
May have missed it -are you going to try with motor in?
Good luck with all BPuff.
Good to know I'm not the only one.Mine started at about 83K.....
Ok, so nothing catastrophic, then. LOL!! :grinSpeculation request now? lol Well THE worse is that the large chain could continue to grind against the chain slack guide, shaving off metal to circulate throughout your engine....though rare, the chain could break if it gets caught.....basically accelerated wear, which could require the need to buy the expensive cam gear sprockets. Or nothing at all. I drove mine for another 6K iirc before I bought all the parts required and some not required to fix it.
You're suck a d**k. I'd do that, too, but I love the car... Unlike some people. :devilI never fixed it. Unloaded it on the stealership with the issue :wall:
You know, at first, it seemed okay, but I eventually replaced it with OEM because it was never really "spot on" when compared to the old gear. Don't go cheap...That was my mistake.
I think it would be fine because of the oil filter. It's not going to shave off so much over a winter that it would be catastrophic.Additional question for you fine folks. What could happen if this issue isn't corrected before Spring weather? We're getting into the cold time of the year, and even with a heated garage, things are still not as easy as in the Spring.
What could happen if I waited...? I know Riza went for 60k before fixing the issue, and Chris went for 30k... What's the worst if I wait another 10k?
Definitely do the water pump while you're in there. Mine was pretty caked and looked like it was pumping hard water because of all of the mineral buildup. I didn't do the oil pump because I didn't want to have to separate the upper oil pan and add another 10 hours. I don't know if it would have made a difference, but I doubt it. And I didn't have plans on further mods.While I'm in there, should I just go ahead and swap in a Rev-Up oil pump? Seems cheap enough and I'd like to eventually bump my redline to 7500 after SSIM is done. I know it's a different topic, but I assume it's not much more work to swap that while the lower oil pan is off... just go ahead and pull the upper oil pan, too?
EDIT: Scratch that. 7500RPM is just too much work. Just did a quick search and read. Looks like 7200RPM is where I'll put rev limiter in my tune and then make sure to shift at 7000-7100K. Not worth the effort and cost for the extra 300-400RPM.
I'm thinking it's still worth swapping to the Rev-Up pump, though.
The Wards must've been because of a significant donation...Hell, I never made It that far, Mine all started to rattle around 20K. Wards top 10 my ass
I'm actually looking at the same kit from this seller (listed for the pathfinder though). You mentioned in al ater post that u'd do this job again 'but with the right parts' its been several years since you installed THESE parts, can you comment on how they've held up? I really only need like a year outta this truck but I really dont want to have to dive into it again within the next year. My pockets aren't deep enough for OEM, but I've heard good things about a few brands on rockauto as another alternative.Ordered this a couple days ago:
04 09 Nissan Altima Maxima Quest VQ35DE Timing Chain Kit w O Gears Water Pump | eBay
I'm trying to compile a list of everything I need to get this job done outside of the main parts. I did see the parts list on page 2 and that was helpful.Becareful Chris ordering such stuff like this off ebay. Last thing you want is to end up with cheaply engineered Chinese junk for such a critical fix/repair. You should call them directly and ask the country of origin on this set...at least it will provide peace of mind....unless it IS Chinese junk engineering crap.....lol
Thanks for the reply... thats helpful.I'd say the kit is good enough to last a year, if not longer. The big difference in quality for me was the secondary tensioner springs. I'm sure oil pressure plays a big part into it, but the springs that came with the kit were very weak.