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So was doing an oil change and found the metal part to the timing chain tensioner, I know it’s been found before but do the ls2 one don’t put the stock one back in lesson learned. Took apart the top end of the motor apart then the bottom to get the oil pan off but not the front. My question is can I drive around til winter 2-3 months without it safely?
 

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I don't believe its a good idea. Looks like you have the spring, I am concerned the metal clip may also migrate somewhere, the plastic parts may also cause some issues if they migrate.
 

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Now I’m in a real problem put everything back together put a new water pump in it new gaskets, new air filter, which is K&N now the car won’t run right it starts but once you give a guess it falls flat on his face. The knock sensors are going haywire like there’s a miss and running rich. Also I did have the s/c off of it along with the valve covers. Any ideas?
 

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Check for air leaks and pinched wires.

Do you have HP Tuners?
 

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Check injector harness and any other electrical near the valve covers. Check ground at the back of the heads.
 
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Don’t change air filters without tuning it. I still don’t understand had a green filter but it was huge so bought a shorter k&n filter and car was running rich couldn’t accelerate at all. Put old filter on and perfect again 🤷‍♂️
 
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