What causes extra load on the timing chain?
The wrong oil can cause extra load on the chain and the engine will not be properly lubricated. Each vehicle manufacturer specifies a minimum API oil service rating, a recommended viscosity, and often a specific oil.
Where is the timing chain located in an engine?
The chain is located inside of the engine and needs to be lubricated by the oil in the engine, making oil maintenance important as well. Every time you use the engine, the timing chain is in use. When does a timing chain need to be replaced?
What kind of oil does a timing chain need?
Each vehicle manufacturer specifies a minimum API oil service rating, a recommended viscosity, and often a specific oil. Improper oil viscosity can also have a serious impact on timing chain tensioner operation, variable valve timing solenoids and actuators, and direct injection fuel pump wear.
What’s the average speed of a Camaro 3800?
She had just shy of 300,000km on her (187,000 miles). The car had run a 13.7 N/A in the 1/4 mile cam only with a much smaller cam than what was installed during the motor rebuild when she ran a best of [email protected] mph ( videos here) The end goal was a 12 second N/A car.
When do you Know Your timing chain is failing?
When you have your oil changed, and the mechanic tells you there were small pieces of metal inside the oil as it drained or in the filter, it’s a good indication that your timing chain is beginning to fail.
What causes oil to separate from the timing chain?
Over time, oil begins to separate as it heats up and is exposed to natural solvents found in gasoline. If the timing chain begins to wear out, small metal pieces can break off the chain and find their way into the oil pan.
Is the timing chain on an engine made of metal?
In order for your engine to fire, the timing chain must smoothly rotate around the gears without hesitation. Although the timing chain is made out of metal, it is subject to wear and tear and may break if not replaced as recommended by the manufacturer.