- Monte Carlo
- 67,000 original
Last year got stranded just out of town the car just died on me and would not start back up. Finally got the time to tear in to it and my suspicion was correct. It jumped time. And unfortunately that year and who knows what other years GM saved a few pennies by using the plastic nylon cam gear and it must have jumped a couple teeth. Hopefully they took that engineer out back and shot them, but probably not, they more than likely got rewarded with a bonus. But anyway back to the post. Got everything back together with the new chain and gear, the car runs but not very good. Is this engine a non-interference engine or is there a chance of engine damage? Valves, push rods ect. Few things need done yet such as possibly needing to move the distributor(which has never been taken out or even loosened), checking with the timing light, and or doing a compression test. Newer plugs were installed but could be fouled out yet again I don't really know. Does not back fire through the carb or anything like that but she really smokes that's for sure. Thanks much for any advice very much appreciated.