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    I just got a warranty replacement engine from the dealer, but now what I see is one big plastic piece, and one small one. The look to have a "grid" shape stamped on them much like the looks of the oil pan. The weird thing is that I found this in the other one as well. Apart from all the gasket sealant swimming around in the oil, what could this plastic be?

  • #2
    Timing chain guide's

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    • #3
      yeah that's the only plastic that comes to mind, I assume we are talking either KA or SR
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      • #4
        Yes it's an sr. So then, what does that mean. I need tear the damn thing down?

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        • #5
          wait wait wait...you got a replacement warranty engine from dealer...how...for what ...in general WTF
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          • #6
            Warranty replacement SR?? O.o That's kind of impressive.. LoL

            That guide is right under the valve cover if we're talking about the same one. Just pop the VC and look right under the chain (left side) right next to the chain tensioner. If there's not a wedge looking piece there, well, you know where it went. ><
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            • #7
              No it was from a "JDM" engine dealer. Ebay.

              So the engine will still run although that is missing. I wish I knew more about this engine before I jumped into this..

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              • #8
                it will be wearing against the metal bracket instead of the plastic backing for it...

                Not recommended but it will start and run
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                • #9
                  Probably make some good noise too...
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                  • #10
                    Wow, even a replacement is still faulty.

                    I suppose changing that is pretty in depth and might as well just get an oil pump for it.

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                    • #11
                      Ehh.. erased what I had..

                      Just looked at the FSM. It is a much bigger piece than I thought but it looks like you can just take off the front timing chain cover and get to the bolt that holds this piece in. As well as, do a full inspection of it.

                      Don't need to tear the whole thing down so that's a plus. :-)

                      Also, the one on the driver's side (provided it's not RHD :-P) may be the guide you want. It appears to have more of the grid pattern you mentioned.
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                      • #12
                        Going to check it out now. I wouldn't need any other tensioners or anything else would be damaged would I/ would it?

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                        • #13
                          The chain tensioner has no plastic on it to my knowledge. I had one explode on me (don't ask... I goofed) and I didn't see any plastic pieces. LoL
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                          • #14
                            the tensioner itself, no... but it pushes on a "skid" that is/has plastic...
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                            • #15
                              Timing chain rail/guide. Front cover off time!
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