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I changed the timing cover gasget and now the car is running out of time

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One of the bolts that you removed from your timing cover is the bolt that holds your tensioner. My guess is that when you removed the bolt you lost timing chain adustment. Sorry to tell you the bad news but the cover has to come back off. Hopfully that motor is not a interference motor because if it is you have bent valves. Good luck.

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