That was his call. He is tight when it comes to money. I was able to convince him to buy Motorcraft phasers. Originally the shop thought it was just a timing chain issue and is why they bought that kit. When they got it back together it was still making noise and they figured out it was actually the cam phasers that were having problems so they had to tear it back down to put the phasers in it.
Originally Posted by mattd
I would verify valve timing before anything else. If correct a physical compression test needs to be done. You're crazy putting that timing set in that engine.