Changes to the timing chain and oiling nozzle on 2000-'03 Saturn 2.2L VIN F engines - Engine Builder Magazine

Changes to the timing chain and oiling nozzle on 2000-’03 Saturn 2.2L VIN F engines

Engine Builders: The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding changes to the timing chain and oiling nozzle on 2000-’03 Saturn 2.2L VIN F engines. All GM timing chain kits available through GM service have a revised nozzle included in the kit.

The revised nozzle has higher flow rate characteristics that will increase oil flow to the timing chain under low rpm operating conditions. It is important to replace the oil nozzle when replacing the timing chain.

Prior edition service manuals referred to the timing chain index links as being silver or copper colored. With the implementation of the newer design chain and oiler assembly, the index link colors have been changed.

Engine Builders: The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding a cylinder head bolt caution on 2001-’02 GM 2.2L VIN F engines. Apparently, previous Saturn service manuals have the incorrect torque listed.


If the published torque is used, cylinder head bolt breakage may occur. The previously published torque was listed with an additional 185

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