i adjusted tne valves today.
while the camshaft cover was off i checked the timing mark on the compensator washer in front of the engine (just behind the chain).it coincides with the mark at the 3 o'clock on the engine.
however the mark on the crankshaft ( on the vibratin balancer) shows 5 degrees before TDC.this means 5 degrees before the cranshaft mark comes to "OT".
does this mean that my chain needs to be changed??? the mark was the same 35000 km ago???
and if i change the timing chain ,do i have to renew the chain tensionor spring too.
any help would be appreciated.
the car has 252000km on it and runs perfectly.