What is the Mini death rattle?
A weak tensioner can cause your MINI to develop the dreaded cold start (death) rattle.
2. This is where the chain is not under the correct amount of tension and is free to rattle around against the plastic chain guides.
3. The noise can be reminiscent of a diesel tractor on startup and does not sound particularly healthy.
Does the Honda Civic have a timing belt or chain?
The Honda CR-V and Civic models come equipped with a timing chain.
2. These models have a timing chain that helps to keep everything in sync.
3. The timing chain is an important part of these Honda models.
What causes a timing chain to stretch?
The most common cause of timing chain stretch is lack of maintenance and regular oil changes.
2. Worn out oil can no longer lubricate the chain, causing the rollers and links to wear against each other.
How do I know if my timing chain needs to be replaced?
The engine misfires. This is the most common symptom of a bad timing chain.
2. There is a rattling sound. This is caused by the chain skipping a gear and losing the necessary coordination.
3. Check your car’s oil for metal shavings. This is a sign that the chain is stretched and has lost its integrity.