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How tight should the chain be


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Pardon what may be a newbie question. I am rebuilding my daughter's 1981 280zx engine. The block is rebuilt, as is the head.

Right now I am at the point where I have put on the timing chain. The replacement chain (from ITM) had the 'silver links', and I lined up the crank mark with the #1 hole on the cam itself and the #1 marker on the gear.

My question has to do with how tight the chain should be. After putting on the 2 chain 'guides' and the tensioner there is no play at all. Both guides are tight against the chain itself.

Is this normal ? Should I be happy they are tight ?

== Glen

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