pm sent.Epicracer said:
for referencelongdistancerider said:I'm suggesting that you do the normal cam chain adjustment to her, engine running at idle, loosen the nut and the tighten it back up. Then listen to the balancer shaft. Don't stuff a rag into that hole since the oil pump chain in in the vicinity of it, just plug it enough to keep oil mostly in.
A cam chain being loose makes a slapping rattle type noise that is erratic and more random then what you're describing.
The balancers would make a more rhythmic noise since they are driven by a chain but I have no idea what that would actually sound like
Alternative:Tensioning the Chain - Manual adjustment
2. Rotate the engine (the correct direction.. there's an arrow on the flywheel) until it's near the T mark, but not quite there
3. Loosen the adjuster nut.......
Note that this is for an initial adjustment only, The chain will still need the proper tensioning at idle.Alternative:
Remove the sparkplugs and turn the crank in the arrowed direction: without sparkplugs there isn't any compression and any increasing resistance during the crank-turning is caused by a cam trying to open a valve, wich again is a sign of straightened 'front-chain' causing the rear (at the tensioner) being as loose as can be = Time to loosen and re-span the chain-tensioner!
In same maner a (suspecious) check of the chain being loose can be done!
Do You have that in black-on-white, and not from Clymer?Note that this is for an initial adjustment only, The chain will still need the proper tensioning at idle.