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2011-02-28 08:24:58
Timing Chain Problems
I'm new to this forum and need help. My car (97 NISSAN SENTRA 200SX) is vomiting oil because I am missing a piece to the timing chain cover and the piece was also grinded on. I wanted help and advice on this. How do I replace/take off cover? What are all the pieces that should be there?(pictures would help me a lot). Need price on it or is a JunkYard a good place to go too? And please correct on anything I wrote here because I am bad with this, I am trying to learn. Thank you
2011-02-28 08:36:35
Here ya go....

2011-02-28 09:39:51
does your car have an sr20de (SE-R) or a ga16de (SE)?

post a wanted to buy thread on the forum, something like "WTB timing chain cover".

I'm sure lots of people have old covers for sr20s laying around to sell you
2011-02-28 19:00:46
My car has a GA16DE(SE)
2011-02-28 19:15:59
ahh welcome glad you joined over here. If you arn't Hispanic, familiar with cars and some what fast JDMSouth will light ur ass on fire. This forum is much better for you anyway because you can get alot of help here.

What would help us to help you would be for you to post pics of exactly what you are talking about.
2011-02-28 20:10:56
If you want to see an engine go together, including a lot of detail on the front of the engine where the timing chain is, you could check out the last couple pages in my build thread. Link is in signature. All the pics you could ever want.
2011-02-28 20:15:56
You'll find gems like this, which show all the pulleys and belts and brackets you'll need to remove to get at the timing chain cover/oil pump.

You'll also see what it looks like once all that stuff is removed. Something like this.

And here with the timing chain (front) cover and water pump removed. (You don't have to remove the water pump).

And here's a picture of the timing chain front cover (oil pump) off the engine.

TONS more pics in the build thread towards the end that might be of some help.
2011-02-28 20:18:28
You'll have to remove the lower oil pan and the baffle so you can get at the two lower bolts that hold the upper oil pan to the timing chain cover.

2011-02-28 20:19:36
I'm sure it can be done with the engine in the car, but what a bleeping nightmare that will be.
2011-03-01 04:45:59
Should I just get a swap instead? I do have the money for sure, but how much for one and where can I get one? And I do a SR20 swap, right?
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