Ok, Is this an example of what your timing chain is NOT supposed to look like?

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    IMG_3443-1.jpg IMG_3444.jpg Well as we continue along out journey of finding the oil pressure problem, I did order a new timing chain. i did not expect any problems, but doing an upgrade since it's all apart makes since. I had decided against ordering new gears because I didn't think anything was loose. Well, the question is, is loose on one side good?
     
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    #2 SQBADOG, Jan 16, 2018
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    Here is the video link.

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    Pics don't show anything bad, and your video link don't think is right, if you look at the top of the reply box you will a plus sign to the left click that its media and your facebook link goes there and it should post the video.
     
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    I would change it out now sometime back I posted a video to where they submerged the chain in oil before install well when the guy did that you could see bubbles coming up which means oil is in the pockets now which is good another video showed not using a steal gears and the gears wore out faster I remember many moons ago I would buy steel gears I don’t even know if they are available any more call the auto parts store if not call SummitRacing.com or GegsRacing.com they should know or have good luck! GMC
     
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    Thats pretty loose, may as well put a new set on if you can. I had a 82 chevy with a 305 had the plastic covered timing gears and it let loose on me stripped the teeth off the gears. Lucky I was just a few block from home and it let loose right when I took off from a stop and not going down the highway. It wasn't hard to change but with what limited tools I had took me all day to change it and was on sunday and I had to be at work on monday.
     
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    looks-good-to-me.jpg

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    turn the crank back a little and the slack will even up...looks about right, no plastic on the gears, which was always an issue when it wore....
     
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    I found the spec! 5/8! Thanks everyone for the input. I have a new gear and chain here. It's a double cog, heavy duty. $99 bucks.

    Now I have to go through the painful process of over analyzing should I put it on.:)
     
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    your that far, I would install it .
     
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