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2001 subaru h6 outback...

2001 subaru h6 outback right timming chain seems a little loose is this normal?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?

154000 just replaced head gasket, on reassembley lower cam did not quite line straight up after starting car chech engine lite on code p0010 installed chains with colored links in proper place lower right cam seemed a little off to right side

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes i am fixing my self,reinstalled chain and all pulleys lined up colored links with marks om

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes i hear a valve chatter with slight excelleration i am sure it is timming should the right timming chain be slightly loose?

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The chain should not be loose, that would be a tensioner failure or tensioner worn. Now a little loose to worn person is tight enough to the next. I am not there to feel it in person. If there is noise from the chain then it is to loose.

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