Yes, that's what I'm referring to. Going against all fundamentals, I found it easier to get the correct tension and marker alignment by removing the cam lock when setting timing.On the tensioning, are you referring to not having held enough tension on the camshaft adjustment sprockets when setting the timing?
The first time around I strictly went by the workshop manual. After tens of thousands of miles before I had to rip it apart for my exhaust manifold gaskets, there was a bit of chain noise where it sounded like a newer diesel motor. Nothing concerning and not as noisy as before the first timing chain was done, but this time around I got the tension perfectly without any play or slack. I'm around 3k miles and it's super quiet. Oh and I reused the timing tensioners too.