I have just finished changing out the main bearings, rod bearings, and timing gear and chain set with damper. Found a few broken pieces of the damper in the timing cover.
Was hoping that was my noise, notice I said "Hoping", fresh fluids and started it up, but the noise is still there!!??! I'm honestly kinda at a loss on what may be my issue.
All of the bearings were in good condition with normal wear as were the timing set other than the damper, but I was in so deep already so I decided to change it all out as a preventative maintenance. I believe my next step is to remove the lower intake again and check the lifters and cam lobes, but as I said I'm not sure I want/need to do that!
I did remove the valve covers to check for too much play or loose rocker arm or bent broken spring, nothing, all have the same slight wiggle to them and all springs and retainers look to be in good shape. Oil pressure is good as well, or at least what my live scanner is showing anyway! Car has plenty of power, no misfire, and running like a top, other than noise.
Any and all help with this matter is appreciated. Feel free to chime in with any suggestions questions or tips.
Thank in advance.