Originally Posted by brittrunyon
Sometimes I feel like "Mr. Goober" when it comes to getting this far into engine repair.
Your absolutely right!
I will put the chain back on now, no big deal & take a look. Now I'm curious.
I " jumped the gun".
Here's what I found:
..........there's what appears to be yellow paint marks on both sprockets
..........looks like it's one tooth off
..........TDC (S mark) is in the timing window on crankcase
That don't look good. Put the engine on TDC, like with a soda straw down the spark plug hole. When the straw stops moving outward, that's TDC. A dial indicator is even better. Never let anything you put down the spark plug hole get near the edge of the piston, it can get pinched which is a hassle.
Also with the chain on, hold one sprocket and see how much you can turn the other, both ways.