I have a broken valve spring and low compression on every cylinder (see attachment). The spring caused the follower to fall off (at least I think that's how it happened, I suppose interference could be the culprit)
Tonight I got the front cover off and inspected the chain. The left side seems OK even though my compression is low. The right side has two cylinders with 0 compression, the one with the broken spring and one more without a broken spring.
I am having a hard time seeing all of the timing marks. Haynes references "bright links" in the chain; I'm not seeing any. I can easily spot the dimples on the camshaft but the marks on the crankshaft sprocket also are not clear and Haynes does not provide good close-ups of anything except the camshaft sprocket.
The right side chain does have too much slack in it and I think it is likely it did jump time. The tensioner on both sides pops in and out as the crank is rotated but near the middle of the right side chain, there is only a gap of less than 1/2". The left side is much tighter and probably OK. Should the chain have equal tension at all times when I am rotating it manually? As I said, the tensioners pop in and out instead of maintaining a constant tension. Is this how they should operate?
Can someone help me out with the timing marks? Are the "bright links" there but just need to be cleaned? In my Haynes (fig 7.22) it shows what looks like another dimple on the crankshaft in the 6 o'clock position. I am not seeing a dimple.
Any help here is much appreciated.