It does look loose. If there is only like 500 miles on that timing belt, something else wrong like the tensioner. On the other hand, if there is like 120,000 miles on the belt, get it done ASAP!!! A timing belt is cheap, a new head isn't. I would suggest getting a kevlar timing belt like a greddy or power enterprizes, and if you are a baller, then get the purple HKS hood bling belt.
The timing belt was changed shortly before I bought the car a month or so ago. I'm assuming the same mechanic that did it also put on a new tensioner. My question is from looking at it does it look loose at all? Like as in if I drive it it will fall off and skip teeth?
From what I've read in another thread on this site as long as its tight after it was running it is fine. My belt gets quite a bit looser than that after being off overnight. I'll try and find that other thread.
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