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    So i have this tappet clatter for a long time now.
    Set tappets about 6 times.
    Still i hear the clatter. I have a complete timing chain set with tensioner, chain and adjusting thing.

    I have opened the timing chain cover and have no idea what is rubbing or clattering.
    It looks ok. I notice only the adjuster thing against the chain. This should have a .10 gap or something like that ?
    WHAT MUST I LOOK FOR THAT IS CAUSING THE MARBLES SOUND

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    Default Re: Series 3 timing chain

    Looks fine to me, no abnormal wear on the sprockets.
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    Default Re: Series 3 timing chain

    Jelo, look at bottom of that guide thing.
    It has a kink i am sure that is not correct.
    It sounds like a bag of marbles, they all say its timing chain, maybe its stretched.
    May as well replace it all as i have those parts in Stock Nogal
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    The right side should have a slight gap from the vibration damper. (thats what its called)
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    After replacing ALL the timing chain parts I still have a bit of a rattle.
    Reset all the tappets but at .009 and not .010

    Still a bit of a rattle on idle.
    Slight rev and it goes away ?
    What could it be, head was done about a year ago, all new.

    Any idea, or leave it, i have had it doing this for years.
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    Wear on the rockers and shaft?
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    Question Re: Series 3 timing chain

    oil pressure?

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    Oil too thin - wrong viscosity?

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    Default Re: Series 3 timing chain

    Check the "face" of the rocker that pushes down on the valve stem. Over time they wear out and the flat surface become hollow. A feeler gauge measure the flat surface only and cant pick up the hollow section.
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    Default Re: Series 3 timing chain

    What's your oil pressure at idle?
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    Default Re: Series 3 timing chain

    Recheck your valves.....either gap is questionable or a bent valve sticking

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