Originally Posted by ChiefSmokeDawg
As I read the posts and saw the pictures I was dying to post that your cam timing is more than likely lost and now you need to do exactly as you post. Cyl 1 to TDC and re-time the cames.
Glad to hear some people backing what I thought.
Last time I did anything involving timing, I was 16, working on an eagle talon, with my dad yelling at me to do this and do that. Needless to say I don't remember a whole lot...
I will post the video I watched that helped me too, when I get to work, for anyone that's as useless as I, searching for a remedy in the future.
Maybe this piece of shit was out, this whole time. Would explain why it has been running so shitty. And, if that chain was that loose as well, would explain the gnarly slapping noise I was hearing when I started it up.
Glad I pulled it apart.
Noticed in the second pic your timing cover is still on. Take it off and it has timing marks to get it at tdc then align the cam marks with the cylinder head.
Btw was it a pain to get the engine out? I left mine in when I do valve checks
Yea, I pulled the cover off shortly after taking the pictures.
What's the best way to ensure I have #1 cylinder at TDC? (without pulling the head off..) Stick my finger in it, and wait to feel pressure, and see that it's at the mark?
The engine was actually pretty easy to get out. Did 90 percent of it by myself, and then a buddy showed up, and helped.
Just need to really make sure you're paying attention when it's coming out, or you end up ripping throttle cables........... :/ but, probably took about 2 hours, start to end!