Apparently rotten luck, now told this is second time, they did replace the timing chain and cam gear so I reused them when I put it back together. I also replaced the water pump as it was very rough.
Thought tensioner would pick up slack right away, is there a run in on it? How can I tell if tensioner has picked up slack if I remove the valve cover? I was careful of timing marks and the engine started right up, has good throttle response, smooth accelleration and seems to have good power when I hold the brakes. Just noisey and oil pressure jumps although did not when I started yesterday, will drive a few miles today.
As info I'm old 50's-60's mech. Just retired and haven't done a lot since so like coming from dark ages and have never worked on a 4 cyl. Maybe they are naturally noisey?
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 11:37 AM