Got the car home last night and the engine sounded very rattly, removed the alternator - it wasn't that so took the rocker cover off to find no tension in the timing chain.
The PO had rebuilt the engine and had obviously bought one of these crapy replacement rolon tensioners, where the rubber pad comes off.
Luckily I had an old engine to reclaim a tensioner from and a brand new chain, so at 4.30 this morning I started an engine strip.
Just finished and it workss, what else can go wrong ?
Right I'm off to the Plough to meet Andy and hopefully do the RBRR