Ticking Part 2!!.. Cam Phaser help
So I have been having the "Engine Ticking" problem and I was trying to figure out what it was. At first I thought it was the injectors, so I did all the necessary repairs (new fuel filter, plugs, run injector cleaners and only run 94octane fuel.)
The ticking is still there and know it has gotten a lot louder and another thing is the car no longer has the power it use to. As well as the exhaust sound has now changed (a lot quieter). Also at WOT in first gear as soon as it reaches the higher RPMs I get like a pop sound kind of like a backfire, and the power chops out for a second.
What I'm thinking is, that the cars timing is retarded? Is this possible with a bad cam phaser? Like what would the symptoms be of a bad cam phaser?
The Car has 155 000kms on it, and the only mods I have on the car are a BBK cold air intake and flowmasters 40s axle backs and the diablo tuner predator sport.
I am ready to buy the full timing chain kit, and change in new phasers and all the chain kit.
Is there anything else that I could be missing or should consider? Oh and also when I removed the valve covers the camshafts themselves looked great which is making me believe that it is the phasers. So no damage on the cams themselves.
I have done a lot of reading and couldn't find anything, if anyone could give me some insight on this issue it would really help.
Thanks a lot guys!