A minor wavy movement is normal but if it is too much, the sprocket could be bent and requires replacement.
For the valve noise, have the valve clearances checked/adjusted, unless it is hydraulic lash adjusters (HLA) which requires them to be serviced/replaced. Our database does not have any information on the engine so I do not know if it is HLA.
Stable compression indicates the valves should not have been damaged by the skipped timing belt installation, unless they are lower than specifications.
Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 5:57 PM