Not much difference if it was dead on. It's probably sprocket wear and possibly the mfg tolerances for the chain. It certainly won't cause it to run bad.Thanks for the reply! It's a 78' 450sl with 77k miles, didn't change the sprockets because they looked to be in great shape and I used an aftermarket IWIS chain. Do you think this is far enough off to make it run bad??
You would remove the passenger side sprocket and key and replace the key with the offset. However it can be difficult to remove the key because part of it is under the spacer for the sprocket. You may need to pull the spacer off to get the old key out and align it for the new key.Interesting.. how I would use a woodruff key??
Shows 20 when I line it up.. could I bring the master link to that sprocket, disconnect the chain and try to move the sprocket one tooth forward?What is the crank shaft balancer scale showing if you align left cam timing marks? 18 deg on crankshaft is one teeth off. 8 deg on crank will cause it idle uneven. Bad quality/ worn chain causes right cam to be off more.
Wow fooled me! It didn't look like that much. You can mark the chain and sprocket with paint. Remove the tensioner, slip off the sprocket and move it over a link. Need to move the sprocket forward so you can get it back on.Shows 20 when I line it up.. could I bring the master link to that sprocket, disconnect the chain and try to move the sprocket one tooth forward?