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Changing the Timing Chain.

I have a 1981 Datsun / Nissan 280ZX non-turbo and I like to know when you need to replace the timing chain? and how do u install one? ars7777

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Genral rule is 60 - 80 k

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How to set timing chain on 1983 280zx non turbo


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Apr 20, 2014 | 1983 Nissan 280ZX

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1997 Nissan-Datsun Altima GXE L4-2.4L timingbelt diagram


  • It's a timing chain not a belt.

  • This diagram shows how to position the lower timing chain so that the mating marks line up.


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  • Lower timing chain tensioner and timing chain guide positioning.

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Double check the mating mark alignment of the upper timing chain and idler sprocket.

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  • Make sure that the upper timing chain and camshaft sprocket mating marks align.


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  • There are the diagrams you requested.
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Nov 25, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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I need the torque for all the head bolts on my 1983 datsun 280zx


Check this information for 1983 Datsun 280ZX 2.8L (click over image for zoom)...

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Fig. 7: Cylinder head bolt removal sequence


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Fig. 13: Head bolt torquing sequence-1970-83 models

After repair job, temporarily install and tighten the two center (right and left) cylinder head bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).

Install the camshaft sprocket together with the timing chain onto the camshaft. Make sure that the marks made earlier, line up. If the chain will not stretch over the sprocket, the problem lies in the tensioner. Refer to the Timing Chain removal and installation procedure for the timing procedure, if necessary.

Install the cylinder head bolts. Note that two lengths are used. Tighten the bolts in sequence.
1970-71 models:
Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (43 Nm)
Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)

1972 models:
Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
Tighten the bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (71 Nm)

1973-83 models:
Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (39 Nm)
Tighten the bolts to 44 ft. lbs. (57 Nm)
Tighten the bolts to 54-61 ft. lbs. (70-79 Nm)

To complete the installation, reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the valves to a preliminary COLD clearance of 0.2mm for the intake and 0.25mm for the exhaust. Operate the engine until it is at normal operating temperature, retighten the head bolts (loosen them slightly and retighten to the final torque figure) and adjust the valves to the HOT clearance specifications.

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Oct 13, 2011 | 1983 Nissan 280ZX

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How to replace the timing chain of nissan cefiro v6 2000? its 97 model.


Engine - Timing Chain/Front Cover Revised Procedure
Classification:
EM98-009
Reference:
NTB98-107
Date:
January 15, 1999
GA16DE TIMING CHAIN/FRONT COVER
REVISED SERVICE PROCEDURE
APPLIED ENGINE:
GA16DE
APPLIED MODELS:
1991-94 Sentra (B13) w/GA16DE
1991-93 NX1600 (B13)
1995-99 Sentra (B14) w/GA16DE
1995-98 200SX (B14) w/GA16DE
SERVICE INFORMATION
A revised service procedure for the engine front cover/timing chain has been adopted for the GA16DE. It is no longer recommended to remove the
cylinder head when removing the timing chain/front cover(s). Utilize the following steps when servicing the front cover, timing chain, guides or
tensioner(s)
PARTS INFORMATION
CLAIMS INFORMATION
Please reference the "Revision C" pages of the Nissan "1992-1999 Warranty Flat Rate Information Manual", Section "AG", Op Codes AG12AA,
AG14AA, AG142A, AG143A, AG144A and AG24AA. Also reference Section "CA", Op Codes CA20AA and CA22AA. You will note that the
descriptions and flat rate times applicable to the B13 and B14 vehicles (with GA16DE engines) for these Op Codes have been revised to reflect this
new procedure.
Caution
^ After removing the timing chain, do not turn the crankshaft and camshaft separately or the valves will strike the piston heads.
^ When installing chain tensioners or other sliding parts, lubricate contacting surfaces with new engine oil.
^ Apply new engine oil to bolt threads and seat surfaces when installing the camshaft sprockets and the crankshaft pulley.
^ Do not spill engine coolant on the drive belts.
^ Please refer to the Service Manual for the correct tightening torque.
Removal
1. Set # 1 piston at TDC on its compression stroke.
2. Remove the spark plug wires.
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 2
3. Remove the rocker cover (see Figure 1).
4. Remove the coolant reservoir tank with bracket and reposition it for clearance.
5. Support the engine with a suitable jack.
6. Remove cylinder head front mounting bracket.
7. Remove engine front mounting, then the engine front mounting bracket.
8. Remove cylinder head front cover.
9. Remove the upper chain tensioner (see Figure 2).
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 3
10. Wipe off the links of the upper timing chain next to the timing marks on the sprockets. Put paint marks on the timing chain, matching them with
the timing marks on the cam sprockets and idler sprocket (see Figure 3)
11. Remove the four (4) front cover to cylinder head bolts.
12. Remove side and lower engine compartment splash covers.
13. Remove the accessory drive belts.
14. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
15. Drain coolant by removing the cylinder block drain plug and opening the radiator drain **** (Refer to MA section of the Service Manual).
16. Drain engine oil.
17. Remove intake manifold support of engine front side.
18. Remove power steering pump, pump bracket and tension rod. Position pump aside for clearance.
19. Remove the thermostat housing (See Figure 4).
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 4
20. Remove the lower chain tensioner (see Figure 5).
21. Remove the front exhaust tube. Refer to the "FE" section (Exhaust System) of the Service Manual.
22. Remove the front and rear engine gussets (if equipped) on either side of the oil pan.
NOTE:
On A/T models, remove the rear plate cover.
23. Remove the oil pan (see Figure 6).
a. Insert the Tool between the cylinder block and oil pan.
CAUTION:
Be careful not to damage the aluminum mating face. Do not insert a screwdriver, or the oil pan flange will become damaged.
b. Slide the Tool by tapping it on the side of the Tool with a hammer.
24. Remove the A/C compressor and position it aside for clearance.
25. Remove the A/C and alternator bracket with the alternator.
26. Remove the oil pump drive spacer.
CAUTION:
Be careful not to scratch the drive spacer when removing it.
27. Remove the front cover bolts and front cover.
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 5
CAUTION:
One bolt is located on the water pump (see Figure 7).
*1: Located on engine front mounting bracket.
*2: Located on the water pump.
*3: Located on the power steering oil pump adjusting bar.
CAUTION:
Be careful not to tear or damage the cylinder head gasket.
28. Remove the cylinder block to front cover alignment dowels.
CAUTION:
Do not hit the dowels or the cylinder block will crack.
29. Wipe off the links of the lower timing chain next to the timing marks on the sprockets. Put paint marks on the timing chain, matching them with
the timing marks on the idler sprocket and crankshaft sprocket (see Figure 8).
Installation
1. Install the crankshaft sprocket, making sure the mating marks face the front of the engine.
2. Install the idler sprocket and lower timing chain using the mating marks and the paint marks made during the removal process.
CAUTION:
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Be careful not to tear or damage the cylinder head gasket.
3. Install the lower chain guides.
4. Front cover installation:
a. Using a scraper or other suitable tool remove all traces of liquid gasket from the cylinder block and front cover mating surfaces.
b. Install new crankshaft seal in front cover.
c. Install new oil passage O-rings and apply a continuous bead of RTV sealant to the front cover (see Figure 1).
NOTE:
Use Genuine Nissan RTV silicone sealant P/N 999MP-A7007, Three Bond P/N TB1207D or equivalent.
d. Install the front cover to the engine.
CAUTION:
Be careful not to tear or damage the cylinder head gasket or oil seal.
5. Align oil pump drive spacer with the oil pump, and install.
6. Install the oil strainer.
7. Install oil pan, referring to "Installation" in the "OIL PAN" section of the Service Manual.
8. Install upper timing chain and sprockets, using the painted reference marks made during removal.
9. Install upper chain tensioner.
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 7
a. Before installing the chain tensioner, insert a suitable pin into the pin hole of the chain tensioner (see Figure 2) to hold the tensioner in.
b. Once the tensioner is installed, remove the pin.
10. Install the lower chain tensioner (See Figure 3).
NOTE:
Make sure the gasket is facing the proper direction before installing the tensioner.
CAUTION:
Now rotate the crankshaft by hand. Check that no binding or interference problems occur when the engine is rotated.
11. Install the thermostat housing.
a. Use a scraper to remove all traces of liquid gasket from the mating surfaces of the engine front cover and the thermostat housing.
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 8
b. Apply a continuous bead of RTV sealant to the housing as shown in Figure 4.
NOTE:
Use Genuine Nissan RTV silicone sealant P/N 999MP-A7007, Three Bond P/N TB1207D or equivalent.
12. Install camshaft sprocket cover:
a. Use a scraper to remove all traces of liquid gasket from the mating surfaces of the cylinder head and camshaft sprocket cover.
b. Apply a continuous bead of RTV sealant to the cover as shown in Figure 5.
NOTE:
Use Genuine Nissan RTV silicone sealant P/N 999MP-A7007, Three Bond P/N TB1207D or equivalent.
d. Install camshaft sprocket cover.
1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX L4-1597cc 1.6L DOHC MFI (GA16DE) Page 9
13. Apply RTV sealant to rocker cover gasket (see Figure 6a) and install rocker cover, tightening the bolts as shown in Figure 6b.
14. Install the following parts:
a. Crankshaft pulley.
b. A/C compressor and alternator bracket with alternator.
c. A/C compressor.
d. Power steering oil pump and tension rod.
15. Install front and rear engine gussets (if equipped), and rear cover plate (A/T models).
16. Install front exhaust tube.
17. Install upper right engine bracket and mount.
18. Install coolant reservoir tank.
19. Install alternator, power steering and A/C compressor drive belts.
20. Install engine compartment splash guards.
21. Install vacuum hoses, electrical harnesses and connectors.
22. Install spark plug wires.
23. Refill with coolant. Refer to the "MA" section ("Changing engine coolant, Engine Maintenance") of the Service Manual.
24. Refill with engine oil. Refer to the "MA" section ("Changing engine oil, Engine Maintenance") of the Service Manual.

Jan 15, 2011 | 1997 Nissan 200SX

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Timing chain replacement


Easy. Nissan almost always ran on timing chains esp the trucks. You will not have to worry abt changing the timing chain ( if ever ) to usually at least 250,000 or 300,000. I seldomly have heard on anyone changing them though.

Oct 12, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Frontier

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I have a Datsun/Nissan 280ZX non-turbo (Not a 210)


Have the thermostat tested first. You can do that by observing if the fan turns on when the fan exceeds your normal running temperature. You may want to check the radiator cap it may be worn out that some steam may come out through it causing temperature to increase in the process.

Jul 05, 2009 | 2005 Datsun 210

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#1 Spark plug is no burning fuel.


Either your timing chain has jumped a cog, or a valve is stuck or burnt. Best way to check the timing is with a timing light. If the mark jumps all over the place, your chain is no good. To check the valve, do a compression test. Good luck. Let me know how you make out.

May 31, 2009 | 2005 Datsun 210

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#1 Spark plug not burning the fuel.


If you've checked wire, plug & cap, next is compression?

May 31, 2009 | 2005 Datsun 210

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