Went down to wolverhampton today to get my timing chain done by Benny (the guru from z22se and also on here).
Top Top bloke and i am delighted with the job.
I set off at 4 am and got down there for 9.15 and benny had the car done and i was away at 12,30. 647 miles done
Glad i got booked in when i did as i had been getting a slight rattle and it turns out there was a sticking valve or 2 which had caused the air filter element to crush slightly and i aslo had an oil leak from the timing area. Had the auxiliary belt changed as well.
All sorted now and the difference is amazing. Engine is so much quieter and feels much better to drive. In fact passed the 100k miles on way home and dont think the cars ever felt as good.
Benny is great as well, he answered my endless questions and gave me great tips on the best service schedule for the 22se and showed me how to do basics like oil change. (i know easy but i am pretty useless) Also told me what was almost certain to be the causeof my air con not working which is a hole and bottom slat missing in the condenser, he advised me on my auto box oil and cheked it for me and told me about a recall i may not of had which may have been the cause of a coolant leak i had.
Baically a pleasure to meet him and a joy to watch him work and learn how to better maintain my engine.
If anyone has a 22 petrol engine and is looking for a chain replaced i would totally reccomend dropping Benny a pm either on here or on z22se.co.uk.