Report: Timing Chain Noise May Lead to Timing Chain Failure on Higher Mileage Vehicles
Nissan 200SX Problem
Engine Affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 204,041 mi (144,000 mi - 237,000 mi)
Excessive timing chain noise, a rattling or ticking, on higher mileage cars may lead to timing chain failure, which can cause engine damage. There are upgraded chain tension guides with a steel backing to improve durability and a modified repair procedure no longer requires the removal of the cylinder head to replace the timing chain. Maintaining proper engine oil level and frequent oil changes are important to ensure the long-term durability of this engine.
Visitor, 1995 Nissan 200SX, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 144,000 mi
New chain, worked beautiful
Chain has not gone yet but is very loud!
Timing chain noise, had my "great" mechanic replace it and now my vehicle runs like a "top"! Using a high grade synthetic motor oil for the entire life of my engine, helped tremendously.