After a long (months and months) deliberation, I took the bull by the horns and started on replacing the timing chain and bits.
One thing I noticed was the position of the timing marks.
When all the (brass) coloured chain links are in the correct place and the camshaft cogs are in the correct place, the crankshaft gear mark should also line up with the pointer on the casing (according to the manual).
Mine doesn't. The mark is two cogs to the right of the TDC pointer.
The car has not been giving any problems as far as timing is concerned and rund quite well but it does seem strange that everything doesn't line up as it is supposed to according to the manual.
I also noticed that ther are also white paint dots that someone has put in different places to line up by.
I bought the car before it had even reached its first full service mileage and since it is a pre facelift model the chain tensioner is surprisingly of the newer design.
Has anyone that has replaced the Timing chain had any anomalies like this?
Edited by chesjak, 01 October 2019 - 07:16 AM.