Sunday, July 31, 2011

2002-2003 Acura 3.2L SOHC Engines Revised Timing Belt Tensioner

A revised timing belt tensioner for 2002-2003 Acura 3.2L engines is part of a product improvement by Acura. The original design timing belt tensioner is filled with oil to dampen oscillation. Due to a manufacturing situation, the tensioner oil can leak. If enough oil is lost, the timing belt loosens and causes engine noise. The worst-case scenario is the belt may lose tension and allow the loss of cam timing. Vehicles with the revised tensioner should be identified by a punched mark above the sixth digit of the engine compartment VIN code as shown: 19UUA5XXXXXXXXXXX

Cylinder Head Gasket Leak On 1988-95 1.6L Honda Civic Engines
You or your supplier customers may have received complaints that oil is leaking externally or there is coolant loss on 1988-’95 1.6L Honda Civic engines due to a cylinder head gasket leak. This information does not apply to the VTEC engines.
This information also super-sedes Honda service bulletin 97-047, dated September 29, 1997. The current corrective action prescribed by Honda involves installing a new MLS cylinder head gasket (p/n 12251-P01-004) and 10 new head bolts (p/n 90005-PM3-004). It is important to note that the following torque procedure should only be used
for installing the revised MLS
gasket on 1988-’95 1.6L non-
VTEC engines.
1) Carefully remove all gasket material from the head and the block with gasket solvent and an Camshaft Identification For 2001-adequate scraper. The head and 2003 3.0L & 3.5L DOHC Hyundai block mating surfaces must be Engines clean, flat, and smooth for the new The AERA Technical Committee head gasket to seal properly. Do offers the following information not use power tools or abrasives to regarding camshaft identification remove the gasket material as for 2001-2003 Hyundai 3.0L and they will damage the head and block surfaces causing the new head gasket to leak.


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