1985 engine with single row timing chain.
The engine is from a wrecking yard with 103,000 miles. The timing chain and
cam gear are clean (no carbon-like build up) and there is red RTV around the
timing chain cover so I believe that the chain was replaced recently. I can
only assume that the chain guides were replaced too.
The problem it when the car is started the chain rattles loudly until the
oil pressure builds up. I am sure that it is not lifters making the noise.
My questions are: Should this be considered normal for this engine? Are
there any adjustments to fix this noise?