Ok heres the situation. Pulled the engine and transmission to change a
rear main seal out and reseal the steering. I had to turn the engine,
and I turned it the opposite direction on accident. I had to replace
the oil pan gasket and there was a piece of white plastic in with the
oil. Its back in the car and it wouldn't start. I pulled the valve
cover and the chain is still there, but it felt REALLY loose. I could
almost get my pinky between the chain and the sprocket. What kind of
damage do you think has been done.
More than likely, that plastic piece came from the inboard upper rail on the
drivers side head. When
the chain stretches and the tensioner no longer can compensate for the slack
[after about 100,000 to
120,000 miles] the chain movement breaks off the lower end of the left inner
Do NOT start the engine!!!!! The chain may jump and bend the exhaust valves on
the drivers side.
REPLACE both 95's, 83, 47, and the chain NOW.
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