Quick question. Hope it s not a stupid one

Quick question. Hope it's not a stupid one:

After breaking the cam chain to tear down the engine, is it reusable by repressing the link in? Or do I need a new chain?

  • You need a master link. Still available from Honda. It has to be peened in though. You need a chain tool.

  • I would not if I were you use the link over again. They are definitely still available. Buy a few, you will probably need them. I was going to only buy two, but instead bought four and also accidentally ordered two from a local dealer. I am down to three links, and it is looking like due to an oil leak I will have to use another. Just one of those things. They are I think $4 a piece for the OEM ones? Which are better than aftermarket for this chain.