Finally he got back to me! he was busy working on a porsche 928 with a v8 and he is doing an s50 rebuild right now. he said that after everything is tight i should put the main chain tensioner tool back in finger tight and must be able to turn the engine 2 times to tdc again. install the crank lock and the camshaft lock should slip in flush on the exhaust and that I may have to turn the intake cam counter clock wise till it tightens the chain on the bottom of the upper chain or lift up on the top tensioner and then the intake cam lock should just slip back on flush. he said that a major mistake is the intake cam will drift back a few deg if the vanos is not set in right and that no mater how many times the engine is turned the cam locks should slip right back on with the chains tight in their pulling direction on tdc. Mine was off. he said if it was off a few deg it would just run underpowered but not bend anything. but if the vanos was really off it would bend valves.
Thanks for your replies. but he really knows his stuff.
Last edited by Bimmerbuilder; 08-06-2008 at 11:37 PM.