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Ep3 timing chain

Hi i have a ep3 civic that rattles in morning and the cars getting near 90k miles I've had mixed reviews about what to change do I need to change the chain and tensioner or chain tensioner and guides as I think this is a better ideal also what about sprockets do they need changing as wasn't gonna change them need advice what's everyone else done on theres guilds chain and tensioner is all I was gonna chain and leave the oil pump chain and sprockets
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Most of the times the chain stretch is the problem. When you change the chain you also change the tensioner as in most cases it is damaged. You can get a whole kit with chain guides for around 250gbp, maybe even less.
The rattling noise could also be the intake cam gear (VTC gear).
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On the EP3 engine, is it possible to diagnose a stretched timing chain(or a loose one if the tensioner has given up) by taking the cam cover off and looking at it that way? I'd rather see what state mine is in before sanctioning a replacement.

At least then all I'd have to buy is a new gasket and some hondabond.

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