So heres the Story.
First off -- My names Zak, own a 94 GSX and Ive been a part of this site but havn't posted much.
Anyway, I let my friend from work borrow my car after he did a tranny swap on his car and the junkyard tranny failed. So while I was at work, and he got off early I let him borrow my car to go tell his girlfriend he was off work and to follow him to drop my car back off (he couldnt call her because her cell phone was broken or lost can't remember) So he gets back and drops my car off and says thanks bro, I'll shoot you some gas money tomarrow and left. No big deal, just helping out a friend. No problem. Well I get my car back and it seems to run with a vibration. Oil pressure was not right, and I was pissed. So I start going in 1st, seems ok. 2nd gear and its got a balance shaft vibration.
So I told him about it, and confronted him, he said "oh well I drove it point A-B. I didnt hit more than 7psi of boost" (as I told him not to rip on it). So after taking the timing cover off, I saw the balancer belt was completly stripped of all teeth it ever had. Well I called him and told him he owed me $25 for a new belt that he had broken as my car was driving perfectly when I got to work that morning. He agreed to pay for it so I went to the stealership and picked one up.
Long story short, I got the belt on, and after having everything timed, I was rotating everything over to double triple and quadruple check it and saw that my timing belt had a cut in it now on the edge of it about a 1/4 of an inch into the belt. So I was pissed and decided to replace it as I was right there anyway. (I bought the car with 120k on it and the Tbelt had been replaced 10k before that at 110k -- currently it has 135k on it, so the belt didnt need replacing) Well I went back to the stealership and bought a new timing belt as well. My water pump had already been done at 125k so it was good to go. After I got the new timing belt and balancer belt on, and everything was all back together, I started the car, and I hear a lound ticking/knocking coming from (it seems) the backside of the block. I checked everything, and couldn't see anything. The rear balance shaft is in time (checked using the screwdriver method) crank is in time, cams are good, now for the hard part. the front balance shaft gear is in time, but can it be 180 degrees out? It's perfectly in time, and since the bad belt threw that off and was giving me a vibration, I knew it was out of whack so I just turned it back to the timing mark when putting the new belt on.
If the sprocket is in time and IS NOT possible to be 180degrees out (I know that the rear one can be) then is has to be something rubbing or hitting behind the timing cover (I'll be taking it all back apart tomarrow anyways)
If the sprocket on the front balance shaft CAN be 180 degrees out, how do you check if it is or not?
I know Vfaq calls it a "silent shaft" sprocket does that mean it cannot be 180 out no matter what way you turn it as long as it is aligned with the timing mark?
I'm stumped to what this damn noise is!
All the belts are snug (not too loose or tight)
nothing SEEMS to be rubbing
It has to be something I just did on that side of the motor as I just replaced the timing components.
I know, I know -- just eliminate the shafts, I just don't have that much time to tackle that big of a project right now.
Thanks in advance for the help everyone!
P.S. Motor is a 6 bolt with 155 on all 4 cylinders. It's NOT lifters.