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went from tight so some slack on the chain

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    well today i was putting my z back together. to go to the shop and when i first got into it the chain was tight and now there is some slack on the drivers side of the chain i moved the cam to install the rockers i lost and i was going to ajust the rockers when i noticed that there was some slack now in the chain. what could cause this?

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    Rotating the engine backwards. Not a big deal. Rotate it forward and it will probably tighten up.

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    ok simple fix then thank you

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    Another thought - the cam tensioner is driven by oil pressure. If the engine wasn't running... the tensioner can get pushed back a bit.

    When you get everything back together - start the engine and get some oil pressure - the chain should be tight.

    FWIW,
    Carl B.

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    Ok cool i've worked on Honda engines and Chevy this motor is still a puzzle I feel I can work on this one there won't be one I can't do just now I'm short on time so it has to go to a shop

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