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  1. Problems & Solutions RSX
    i recently did a timing chain and tensioner in my 2002 rsx type s this was my first big project on any car ive owner so theres plenty of room for error but ive gotten these codes after i finished and got the car running the P0336 came on immediately i took the car around my neighborhood to see...
  2. Problems & Solutions RSX
    I have 180,000 on my '05 Type-S. I have been getting P1009 CEL off-and-on. It has new Mobil-1 oil and Honda oil filter. I have changed both solenoids. Now people have been recommending that I change the TCT and the chain. Video attached. I need recommendations.. I know that it is noisy... Thanks!
  3. Problems & Solutions RSX
    While handling the timing chain tensioner the pin I was using fell out and the sprocket fully extended. How do you reset or compress the tensioner? On YouTube, I have seen people reset tensioners for other cars using a screw driver.
  4. General RSX Discussion
    Might be a simple question but I still want to ask it. When Should I Replace My Timing Belt?
  5. The DIY Garage RSX
    So, my oil pressure light started flickering. Also around the same time, I started hearing a noise on the right front of the engine. At first, I didn't think the two were associated, I thought it was a bad OPS and a heat shield making a racket. So I changed my oil pressure sensor and removed the...
  6. The DIY Garage RSX
    I hate this job. Follow instructions, damn pin falls out. Took an hour to get it compressed to get it out. It jumped 4 or 5 teeth, so off comes the valve cover--started hard as dummy me missed a bolt. What sucks is it all seems lined up, you snap the tensioner and find out different. Cams...
  7. Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hey all. I'm stumped. bought an 03 rsx wouldnt start, tested everything got spark, air, fuel, went to check compression and the motor is 90 degrees out???? When the cam arrows are pointed up, the crank keyway is pointed toward the firewall/rear of car. BUT the cam gears are perfectly in time...
  8. Problems & Solutions RSX
    While tearing down this monstrosity of a mess that is this K20A2 I bought, I have a few issues with some bolts. The Hex bolt in the head that holds the rear guide is stripped. My first initial thought was stuffing the biggest extractor into the 6mm hole and giving it hell, but im afraid that due...
  9. Problems & Solutions RSX
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  10. Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hey everyone. So I'm in the middle of doing a timing chain job for my Type S. Was all going decent until I couldn't get the hex head bolt out for the left timing chain guide. Allen key felt loose at first but would still hold. Bolt would not come loose with any amount of pressure. Ended up...
  11. Problems & Solutions RSX
    Recently bought an 04 RSX Type S. Was told it likely needed a timing chain and wasn?t told much else. Guy bought it as it is now and ?didn?t have time to fix it? and resold it and I bought it. He also sold it to me without an ECU unbeknownst to me but that?s another story. I?ve since bought a...
  12. Problems & Solutions RSX
    So back in July I bought a used RSX. Was told it needed a new timing chain, and not told much else. After having it home and finally getting around to it a few months later, I realized it didn't come with an ECU either (news to me). Long story short, I bought a Kpro v4. The issue I'm now...
  13. Engine Building & Design
    Hey guys. Ive got a fully built k20z1 for boost. I'm just getting a few things wrapped up here and my machinist needs me to get a new timing chain and tensioner. Just wondering if there's an after market timing chain and tensioner that would work better than oem.
  14. The DIY Garage RSX
    I'm confident my VTC actuator has gone bad. On cold starts she fires up and then within 30 seconds she does a quick grind from the timing side. The grind comes quick and then it's gone never to be heard from again. But at low idle or bogging it can sometimes grind again. Anyways, my real...
  15. Problems & Solutions RSX
    I'm on the second mechanic for this issue, looking for some help. My 02 RSX S will start, idle for a bit then turn shut down. The first mechanic replaced the gas pump, but the problem still persisted. He tried to solve it, but then gave and said it was not a mechanical problem, but rather an...
  16. All Motor RSX
    I have a k20a3 and I'm planning on swapping in the a2 cams, rockers, and valve train. I saw a few threads that mentioned replacing the Timing Chain Tensioner with aftermarket cams. Yes, I know I don't technically have aftermarket cams but I have native cams to the a3 head. Should I purchase an...
  17. The DIY Garage RSX
    Redid the timing and it started and I drove around, cel was on. Ran well, came home disconnected battery for 1/2 hour to clear. Tried to start, car kind of ran then died. I would guess timing is still a tooth off. Or would it be the vtec actuator lock? Car did not seem to have vtec, or...
  18. Problems & Solutions RSX
    Had the tensioner noise so I put in the new one. Fire it off, it revs high, then dies, then it wouldn't fire. CEL came on and exhaust smelled like gas. I suspect it jumped a tooth. So I removed the cover, put the crank pulley arrow on the left mark, check the cams and they seem to be lined...
  19. The DIY Garage RSX
    Hopefully this isn't a stupid question, but here we go. I was just wondering if I need to do anything before I change out the timing chain tensioner cover with the K-Series cover? I'm changing it because I believe its leaking oil and well it was relatively cheap and simple.
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