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by eeastment
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioners - Mechanical vs. Hydraulic
Replies: 17
Views: 6284

The link in this thread shows everything you need to do with the timing cover, etc. For tensioning, the tab just neds to be in the tolerance window. The video in the link ZeroChad gave is a good visual. Excellent, thanks for the link. You answered my question. The reason I'm replacing the hydraulic...
by eeastment
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioners - Mechanical vs. Hydraulic
Replies: 17
Views: 6284

There should be instructions with it. But just incase: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=50782 Thanks for the info, but do you have the previous page? The page in the post doesn't have all the info... unless I'm missing something? The tensioner I bought from NAPA did not come with instructions. ...
by eeastment
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioners - Mechanical vs. Hydraulic
Replies: 17
Views: 6284

How to set mech. Tensioner?

Ok going to get the mechanical tensioner. Does anyone have instructions on how to tension/set the mechanical tensioner?
by eeastment
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioners - Mechanical vs. Hydraulic
Replies: 17
Views: 6284

Timing Belt Tensioners - Mechanical vs. Hydraulic

Apparently there is a retrofit kit for the stock hydraulic timing belt tensioner (2001 Neon SE, SOHC). The retrofit kit replaces the hydraulic cylinder with a mechanical spring-type tensioner. Question is, has anyone had the hydraulic tensioner fail or give them problems? The mechanical retrofit kit...
by eeastment
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Radiator Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Radiator Cap

The only time my '01 neon ever hinted at overheating was when the factory radiator cap finally gave out around 130k mi. When the cap spring can't hold cooling system pressure a the specified 16psi the engine will overheat and bubble coolant back into the reservoir. New cap fixed the problem. Have yo...
by eeastment
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: SOHC Head Porting Experience and Data...
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

I've never heard of anyone doing what you did (the mapping), however if you're talking about the "hump" at the bottom of the exhaust port and saying you ground it away, you may see reversion issues.. No, I didn't remove the large hump in the exhaust floor, that would be a mistake. I'm talking about...
by eeastment
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: New Valve Guides and Valve Stem to Guide Clearances
Replies: 5
Views: 726

New Valve Guides and Valve Stem to Guide Clearances

I have a question regarding stem-to-guide clearance and valve guide orientation. My guides were worn after 150k, especially the exhaust side. I purchased new cast iron guides and will have a shop press them in. Q#1: Cast Iron Guide Bores. The new cast iron guides have a spiral (helix) cut into the g...
by eeastment
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: SOHC Head Porting Experience and Data...
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

tkstoysrt wrote:did you happen to take any pics of your work. I am currently in the process of tearing down my engine for a rebuild and thinking of attempting to do some port work also.
I will post some pictures tomorrow.
by eeastment
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Adjustable Cam Gear... Need one
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Adjustable Cam Gear... Need one

Need an adjustable cam gear for my 2001, SOHC. There appear to be two manufacturers, AEM and Fidanza.

1.) Any good/bad experiences with either of these?
2.) Best place to buy one (online)?

Thanks in advance.
by eeastment
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Difference between...
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

The exhaust ports are larger. But, the only consequence of it being milled, is you will need to run 92 or higher octane, and if it doesn't have an adjustable cam gear, the cam timing will be a little advanced. (As the cam centerline drops, the timing belt tensioner pulls the slack, rotating the cam...
by eeastment
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: SOHC Head Porting Experience and Data...
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

SOHC Head Porting Experience and Data...

Just found this forum, I had posted the information below on Neons.org, thought I'd share it here... Hello. I thought I'd share some of my experience with porting my 2001 SOHC head. I'm an electrical engineer, mechanically inclined, have built several motors before, but never touched a Neon until no...

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