Originally Posted by acooken
Let me ask this. While orienting the cams the drivers side cam had a springy feel to it as i would bring the mark on pulley to 12 o'clock position if I wasn't careful it would snap fwd or backward 30 degrees. Passenger side was nothing like this. So is that normal or definitely bent valves.
The right side is spring loaded.
The left side isn't.
This is the same event for the dual cam EJs.
If you have aligned the engine perfectly, got it to run in perfect timing, & you're still having engine problems, then as John says, you may have bent valves.
Post up pics of how you're aligning the cam wheels.