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How to Replace timing chain on Nissan NV200 1.5 DCI 2012

Nissan NV200 1.5 DCI 2012 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Crankshaft timing pin – Nissan No.KV113B0130 (No.Mot.1489).
  • Camshaft timing pin – Nissan No.KV113B0110 (No.Mot.1430).

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove glow plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Nissan NV200 1.5 DCI 2012
How to Replace timing belt on Nissan NV200 1.5 DCI 2012

Removal

NOTE: If timing belt has failed, it is possible that the camshaft sprocket key has been damaged which would cause incorrect valve timing.

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
    • Engine undershield.
    • RH front wheel.
    • Note: RH headlamp.
    • RH wheel arch liner.
    • Engine top cover.
    • NV 200/London Taxi/Evalia: Windscreen washer reservoir.
    • Auxiliary drive belt. DO NOT reuse belt.
    • Auxiliary drive belt tensioner.
  3. Support engine.
  4. Remove:
    • RH engine tie-bar.
    • RH engine mounting.
    • RH engine mounting intermediate bracket.
    • Note: Coolant expansion tank. DO NOT disconnect hoses.
    • Timing belt upper cover [1] .
    • Camshaft position (CMP) sensor (if fitted) [2] .
    • RH engine mounting bracket.
    • Timing belt lower cover [3] .
    • Blanking plug from cylinder block [4] .
  5. Turn crankshaft clockwise until timing pin locating hole on camshaft sprocket almost aligned with hole in cylinder head [5] .
  6. Insert crankshaft timing pin [6] . Tool No.KV113B0130 (No.Mot.1489).
  7. Turn crankshaft slightly until crankshaft web stops against timing pin [6] .
  8. Insert camshaft timing pin [7] . Tool No.KV113B0110 (No.Mot.1430).
  9. Remove:
    • Timing pins [6] & [7] .
    • Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor.
  10. Lock flywheel with large screwdriver. Slacken crankshaft pulley bolt [8] .
  11. Remove:
    • Crankshaft pulley bolt [8] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [9] .
  12. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt [10] . Move tensioner pulley away from belt.
  13. Remove:
    • Timing belt.
    • Tensioner pulley.

Installation

  1. Fit new tensioner pulley. Finger tighten bolt [10] . Ensure tensioner pulley locking tab located correctly in cylinder head.
  2. Remove crankshaft sprocket. Degrease sprocket. Degrease end of crankshaft.
    WARNING: Failure to degrease components may lead to sprocket slipping on crankshaft, resulting in severe engine damage.
  3. Refit crankshaft sprocket.
  4. Insert camshaft timing pin [7] .
  5. Ensure high-pressure fuel pump sprocket timing mark aligned as shown [11] .
  6. Ensure crankshaft sprocket keyway at 12 o’clock position [12] .
  7. Temporarily fit crankshaft pulley bolt with a spacer [8] .
  8. Insert crankshaft timing pin [6] .
  9. Remove one camshaft sprocket bolt [13] .
    NOTE: DO NOT slacken camshaft sprocket hub nut [14] .
  10. Slacken two camshaft sprocket bolts one turn [15] .
  11. Fit timing belt, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure marks on belt aligned with marks on sprockets [16] , [17] & [18] . Ensure belt is taut on non-tensioned side.
    NOTE: There should be 19 troughs between camshaft sprocket and high-pressure fuel pump sprocket timing marks [18] & [17] .
  12. Turn tensioner pulley anti-clockwise until pointer at lower position [19] . Use 6 mm Allen key [20] . Tighten tensioner pulley bolt [10] . Tightening torque: 27 Nm.
  13. Ensure camshaft sprocket bolts not at end of slotted holes [21] .
  14. Fit camshaft sprocket bolt [13] .
  15. Tighten camshaft sprocket bolts [13] & [15] . Tightening torque: 14 Nm.
  16. Remove timing pins [6] & [7] .
  17. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise until camshaft sprocket timing pin locating hole almost aligned with hole in cylinder head [5] .
  18. Insert crankshaft timing pin [6] .
  19. Turn crankshaft slightly until crankshaft web stops against timing pin [6] .
  20. Insert camshaft timing pin [7] .
  21. If timing pin [7] cannot be inserted:
    • Slacken camshaft sprocket bolts one turn [13] & [15] .
    • Turn camshaft sprocket hub nut [14] until timing pin [7] can be inserted.
  22. Ensure crankshaft sprocket keyway at 12 o’clock position [12] .
  23. Hold tensioner pulley. Use 6 mm Allen key [20] .
  24. Slacken tensioner pulley bolt [10] .
  25. Turn tensioner pulley clockwise until pointer [19] aligned with notch [22] . Use 6 mm Allen key [20]
  26. Tighten tensioner pulley bolt [10] . Tightening torque: 27 Nm.
  27. Tighten camshaft sprocket bolts if slackened previously [13] & [15] . Tightening torque: 14 Nm.
  28. Remove timing pins [6] & [7] .
  29. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise until timing pin locating hole on camshaft sprocket almost aligned with hole in cylinder head [5] .
  30. Insert crankshaft timing pin [6] .
  31. Turn crankshaft slightly until crankshaft web stops against timing pin [6] .
  32. Insert camshaft timing pin [7] .
  33. If timing pin [7] cannot be inserted: Repeat installation procedure.
  34. Remove old crankshaft pulley bolt and spacer [8] .
  35. Fit new crankshaft pulley bolt [8] .
  36. Lock flywheel with large screwdriver.
  37. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [8] . Tightening torque:
    • A: M12 bolt – 60 Nm + 100±10°.
    • B: M14 bolt – 120 Nm + 95±15°.
  38. Remove timing pins [6] & [7] .
  39. Fit blanking plug [4] . Tightening torque: 20-25 Nm.
  40. Install components in reverse order of removal.
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