He did answer in a follow up post but also stated that the cam adjuster were in different positions on each bank. However I believe this is incorrect information as I'm pretty certain the adjusters should be a mirror image from bank to bank. Even picture for reference shows this is the case, this would explain the issue as well.Right, post #53
I asked the OP about this back on post #23 !
I concur ! And thanks for the great photo!must be a mirror image or each other
If he just ran it at idle I think it will be ok. I will assume that's all that was done. If it had bent the valves while running the engine would stop/stall as it cant stay running on 3 cylinders, very rare to run engine with one dead bank. When turning the motor over by hand you would notice a hard spot if valves were touching piston it wouldn't be able to be rotated past a certain point. So to me I will say the exhaust cam is possibly advancing the timing on intake cam when it shouldn't be essentially opening the intake valve sooner than needed. This is the issue in my opinion. Especially since the issue developed after this repair/maint. I think the way the adjusters are numerically labeled in the repair manual falsely led the op to believe that the adjusters are installed in opposite locations from bank to bank.Yes, you bet! That's why I also made that sketch with the (? VVT Spring ?) pointing to the Intake cam on Bank 2 ; once you stated that the Exhaust adjusters have the visible spring.
Do you think he touched the valves ?
Should be mirror image see post #63. Keep us posted on how you make out.Sorry for the slow reply: I've been on the road for work and am just now catching up since my last post. For some reason, I stopped receiving email notifications of posts and missed some great input.
My understanding is the intake and exhaust cams are not mirror images based on how I reassembled the cam adjusters, i.e. opposite orientations for each side. If they should be, then I clearly swapped intake and exhaust adjusters on the left/bank 2 side which would explain why those cams are out of time. I'll confirm Thursday and report back as the rear timing cover is still off the engine. Fingers crossed this is it and I didn't damage valves in the process.
ay..... fcuk me !!!!!!The bolt fell from the hole above the tensioner piston and it looks like the path would take it to one of the areas where the red circles are noted on the photo. That would bind the crank as the bolt rotates into the chain and sprocket. I don't see any way to access that area from above unless others have some creative ideas. I'm dreading the idea of having to pull the engine just to remove this bolt if that's even possible since the engine would need to be rotated to access the torque converter bolts and it won't turn.
This doesn't begin to reflect how I actually reacted. I was using a magnet on the socket, had a shop cloth stuffed in the gaps, and the bolt snuck by. I found myself reflecting on the 1978 Wide World of Sports intro from my youth and feeling like skier Vinko Bogataj.ay..... fcuk me !!!!!!