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    Default TIMING CHAIN DONE BEFORE??

    Hi all
    Due to the fact my R came with very little service history I was contemplating having the timing chain replaced, the car is on 22 thou now and I was wanting to be more safe than sorry, however I adjusted the valve clearances today and I saw that all the timing marks had reasonably clean tippex/paint marks on them and looking down inside the timing cover I can see that silicone has been used either to aid the gasket or replace the gasket that joins the timing cover to the engine, I presume that Honda on assembly at the factory wouldn't put tippex on the timing marks I also presume that silicone wouldn't have been used to close the timing cover, does any one else think as I do that the timing chain has been done already?

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    If it's on 22k miles then nothing beyond normal servicing needs doing for a long time.
    there are age related items like coolant and gearbox oil than will need doing but your don't say how old it is.

    Honda do use a white marker on some things to show it's been done in the factory.
    There is a Honda sealant that is used with the cam cover gasket too.
    I think you are worrying unnecessarily
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    sorry guys my bad should have read 122 thou

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    The white markings on the cam sprockets are from factory. The silicone as you call it is honda bond, every time you place the gasket there are 4 points that need a bead of Honda bond. Chain, tensioner and guide plus fitting will probably set you back 600.
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    sorry guys my bad should have read 122 thou..the white marks i refer to are actually highlighting the timing marks on the sprockets as if to make them easier to see and the sealant i can see is if you actually look down inside the timing cover where it mates to the block..i cant imagine Honda would use silicone on such a large area..i may be wrong thanks for your reply ***

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