The Timing Chain drives the Camshaft.
Also see: Timing Cover
- We have seen a couple of single link timing chains on A12, which is probably the original A10 single row chain. Insist on the factory specified double-chain, like Nissan did for later A10s.
- A rattle can be the trait of a stretched timing chain. Pinging/pinking has also often been mistaken for timing chain rattle
A-series engine has a short timing chain -- and with an automatic adjuster -- it rarely stretches or goes bad.
Compare to the loooooong chaing used in the Nissan KA24E engine:
Check the cam gear alignment. It should be exactly like this:
If it is not, see Camshaft#Timing.
The timing chain kit (timing set) includes: Cam, Crank, Chain, Tensioner
- CLOYES Part # 94054S RockAuto.com $35.79
- CLEVITE/PERFECT CIRCLE Part # 92602
- CLOYES Part # S47 RockAuto.com $9.41
Same as SRL311 with U20 engine (for Jackshaft)
- CLOYES Part # S478 RockAuto.com $9.40
- BECK/ARNLEY Part # 0240226
- CLOYES Part # 95005 RockAuto.com $3.90
- CLOYES Part # S477 RockAuto.com $8.87
B110 RAW LIST 13024-H8500 SPROCKET-CAMSHAFT 13024-18001 SPROCKET-CAMSHAFT 13082-18000 BOLT-CAMSHAFT SPROCKET 13030-18000 WASHER-CAMSHAFT 08915-2401A WASHER-LOCK 08915-14010 WASHER-LOCK 13028-18001 CHAIN-CAMSHAFT 13070-18001 ASSY-TENSIONER CHAIN 08120-63510 BOLT-FIXING CHAIN TENSIONER 08915-13610 WASHER-LOCK FIXING CHAIN TENSIONER
Adjustable Cam Gear
Fitting an adjustable Camshaft gear lets you fine tune the timing. The cam vendor's recommendations are usually best, but retarding the cam a degree or two will generall shift the torque curve higher up in the RPM range. Advancing the cam will (usually) lower the power curve a few RPM. Adjustable gears come in a few basic kinds:
- Multi-key. Rollmaster had one with nine adjustible keys in the crank sprocket
- Multi-hole. Using different holes
- Variable: Slotted holes allow a continuously variable range