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I need a little help. I changed the headgasket and lined the chain back up as it should be.

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The problem is, there is some slack in between cams that wasn't there before. I know the tensioner works off of oil pressure but will it take that much slack out?

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I need a little help. I changed the headgasket and lined up the chain back on the sprockets right.

BEFORE:
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The problem is, there is some slack in between cams that wasn't there before. I know the tensioner works off of oil pressure but will it take that much slack out?

AFTER:
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isnt your upper chain guide (plastic) facing the wrong way? shouldnt the two tab side be out? away from the engine?

Not positive, its been a while since I seen mine...
 

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isnt your upper chain guide (plastic) facing the wrong way? shouldnt the two tab side be out? away from the engine?

Not positive, its been a while since I seen mine...
I thought it was right. I did start the tear down 5 months ago so it could be wrong lol. The service manual isn't too detailed on the upper guide. I was going to start it up tomorrow but will look into this first. Thanks.
 

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I'm glad I posted here because I did have the upper chain guide in backwards :facepalm:. Thanks Shanover! I was rushing a job that shouldn't be rushed due to limited daylight.

I took the timing cover back off, turned the upper guide around and spun the crank. The chain did jump and I definitely would of lost the timing if I had started the engine like that.

I took the upper guide out to spin the crank back and forth a little to see if the tension would build on the lower guide. Sure enough, the plunger on the tensioner sprung out more taking the slack out. When I had initially installed the tensioner and released the pin, it was against the guide but it didn't fully pop out.

ALL GOOD NOW:
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THE CORRECT WAY TO INSTALL THE UPPER CHAIN GUIDE:
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