I don't know why it would which is why I asked. If another failure won't make installing a helicoil or time sert more difficult then I would give it a go .Why would I? The repair would be a helicoil or a time sert… remove if necessary, replace in situ if not.
I’m not sold that I’ll just screw in the tensioner and go…. That’s an option.
Removal of the timing case is a pretty intense activity. It’s not just a couple of screws.
And since the tensioner will probably be good for another 200k miles, and I have 13 cars… it’s dubious this car will get another tensioner…