So my story begins,
I bought a 2007 A4 2.0 awd 6 speed MT sline for $1250 (1000 if it doesn't need a bottom end). Its a one owner car with 105000 on it.
Guy pulls into his drive way one night then goes to start it the next morning and crank no start. Indie shop tells him timing is off and needs the head rebuilt. I buy the car, tow it home, remove the valve cover and turn it over while watching each cylinder with a bore scope. We notice the intake cam isn't turning, figure broken cam chain, pull the rear cover and the chain is still on both gears, rotate engine and watch the intake cam gear just spining on the intake cam.
I removed the intake cam while leaving the exhaust in. I am replacing the intake cam, follower, chain and tensioner. My question is is there going to be enough slack in the chain without the exhaust cam valve adjuster removed to re time the cams?