Hi, I just did my timing chains and head gasket. When I cranked it for the first time this noise greeted me
Throughout the fix I checked my timing multiple times and it seemed fine. If anything, there was a tiny bit of slack in one of the chains, half way through a revolution. I had the head sent to a machine shop where they cleaned, planed and redid the valve guides. I haven't run the car for very long, could it be just some shot lifters? The noise seems to only be coming from one corner...
Or am I ****ed and the timing is off..?
EDIT: I had a chat with some whizkids at work and we've ruled out poor timing. It starts, accelerates and idles fine. HOWEVER, we think that the rattling could be the chain for the cams not having enough tension. The tensioner is new, but I might have left some air in it after bleeding it. Either that or possibly some bum injectors? I'll take a closer listen tomorrow with tha screwdriver...
The car has been off the road for a year now, and Ive only had it running for about 3 minutes total. Is it conceivable that oil just hasn't fully circulated?