Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Nissan 240SX 4 cyl Automatic 87,600 miles
Hi! As I understand, my 1998 240SX SE has both plastic and metal timing chain guides. When getting a leak repaired, a 1 1/2" piece of plasic was found in my oil pan and I was told it was a timing chain guide and that they didn't know how much longer my car had, but they could fix for $2,400. Well after checking the internet, I find that the 240s have a well-document problem with their plastic guides breaking, but that on my model, I should also have a metal guide and that I can have whatever is left of the plastic guide removed will no ill-effect. I plan to have this done. My question is: I am hoping that this plastic guide is located under the valve cover gasket when removed? Also, I can email a pic of the part since I have it in my possession! I thank you for your speedy reply to help put my mind at ease!!!!
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 2:24 PM