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Would an 83 22R with a single row chain have come with steel timing chain guides from the factory? The reason I ask is that when I fired up my engine for the first time I heard marbles coming from the front of the engine, I narrowed it down to the timing chain and started tearing down today. The guide on the right side (while looking at the engine) is totally broken up, the only part left is what was bolted to the block, and the one on the left is severly worn as is the tensioner. The guides are (or were) plastic and I would just like to know if they were originally steel, if so I am going to give the dealer a call and see if I can get steel ones there. I'll probably still buy the tensioner from a parts store though (I can't see that being much different).