Originally Posted by RadioFlyer
Bingo...lol, took this post out of context going back and forth to refresh what parts from which engine were swapped out and used...my bad!
LOL, glad to have you back on track. Forums and mobile phones mix but not really all that well. Too bad we can't get this forum on Tapatalk, sweet app and much better for cruising and keeping up to date with your favourite threads. (The Apple Version is much nicer than the Android one).
Now on to business. I found my issue and am pleased to report that my engine is running smooth and quiet once again.
I was correct in that it was an issue with my tensioner but i did not expect to find this...each tensioner has a self adjusting hydraulic backstop in adition to the hydraulic piston and the one for the right side is missing. I never even noticed these when I installed them so i have no idea if it was broken before or after I did the install. I could not find the piece anywhere in the area and it's too big to get picked up in the oil pickup so I didn't get too carried away looking for it. Without this piece, the tensioner is ony as good as the oil pressure driving it which explains why it would change slightly with oil pressure and make me think it was a lifter.
I robbed the tensioners off my spare motor and replaced them both. They seem to be of a better quality.
See anything missing from the right hand tensioner?