I have had a increase in a knock in the bottom front of the 2.5l so I have removed the timing chain cover to look for wear, have a few questions before I purchase the kit.
1. The Chain has about 3/4 of an inch of play on the buffer side is this to much?
2. The buffer has 2 groves worn in it that appear to be the drag tracks of the chain they are 1/8 of an inch deep is this normal?
3. could the harmonic damper be clogged with dirt and create a wobble that could have caused this an other damage?
4. Can I put the harmonic damper on without the cover and run for a short period to see if the chain was causing the noise?
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