I may be confused as to who gave me the information that I condidered wrong. I thought it was Benzmac that said it didn't matter if the chain was loose with the engine stopped. The information that Stevebfl gave me led me to finding the bad (seized) tensioner. Thanks Steve.
I'm not trying to make a fool out of anyone, but if the information was faulty I hoped I could correct the error. We can all learn from each other.