I completed it 3 weeks ago.
I found the part in my oil pan as I was suddenly had oils leaks.
Yes I removed everything except the Head.
The Haynes and Clinton Manuals SUCK! They say you need to remove the head! WRONG!
Their Torque specs!! WRONG! Besure yo look closer as they don't label them correctly.
144ft pounds for a 10mm bolt! ha ha! It's inch pounds!
The lower cover has a blind bolt just above the water pump bolt but just below and hidden.
I replaced the chain, gears, guides(nissan) and tensioners.
I had to re-time the motor and reset the TPS and Idle. but it has a "bump" or "lobe"
at idle sometimes. ????
Its runs great on highway speeds But
I have a small oil leak but large oil loss? Burning smell at Highway speeds'
I checked the valve cleare which at Spec @ 273 which I used Mobil1 since 46k
Spark plugs are dry and clean. no oil
No power loss.
No oil in the water
but the oil is black already. Strange as I just changed it 3 weeks ago.