So are you saying it’s likely that the spark plugs are more responsible for the ticking? Yeah I found a really cheap bk1 timing set on rockauto ~$115. I’ll have to DIY it.You "guy" is trying to put a fast one on you, if you paid for ngk/denso plug price.
When engineeres design the combustion chamber they practically design it around which spark plugs are going to be used.
The chain jumping timing, may be unrelated, but your "guy" might have had too much fun "testing" his work.
On the bright side. If power and engine operation seems fine, then you might have gotten lucky, and just need to replace the chain (not needing a head rebuild). Replacing the chain is not hard, it's getting to the chain to do the work, that's a PITA.
what do you mean by fine? Bc the wayi found out was at a mcDonalds drivethru when the engine started vibrating and my idle was extremely rough, as if the engine was working super hard. As soon as I pulled up to check under the hood, the CEL came on.I’m buying a scanner to see what the code is. But it’s operational, I was just too scared to drive it further or hard.