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Hi -

I tried to adjust my cam gear to position #2 to correct
for chain stretch. I tried to wedge a block of wood into
the chain assembly to make sure the chain tensioner did
not pop out . . . . however . . .

After completing the proceedure I re-started the engine
and it was noisy as a locomotive ! There was a loud
knocking coming from it . . .perhaps the chain banging
around at the front of the engine. It sounds much louder
that a valve tap-tap-tap. Anyway, I think I've gotta take
the front of the engine apart to confirm this situation.

I hope I have not destroyed the engine.
 

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You're not a true Z car freek until you've had to take the timing cover off to put the tensioner back in. Been there done that. I tried the block of wood too. It's worth it to just buy the plastic tool thats made for the job,it works every time. The spring that pushes the tensioner out might be fragged so check that out too. Good luck.
 

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Just hope that you did not move the CAM position or the crank position at all while you were moving the cam gear! If you did and you have a lot of clatter, you may have bent valves. For some reason the intuitive thing for people to do is to look at the gear and the cam and reason that they must move the cam over to the next cam gear hole rather than to remove the gear, realign the next hole on the gear with the dog on the cam and reinstall WITHOUT moving the cam.
 
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