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Question Running without covers?

Has anyone ever ran their engine without the chain covers in place? The reason I ask, I removed the covers to inspect the tensioners, I can not see where the chain might be hitting the case. The chain noise is on the right side, is there a certain place where the right chain usually hits the case when a tensioner goes bad? How big of a mess will it make running it long enough to see what is going on there, maybe a minute or so? I was going to connect the oil feed lines back to the tensioners then put cardboard on the floor and have the oil dry handy. The chain rails appear to be ok. At idle it is not really noisey, but if you increase the engine speed, it gets the chain dragging noise in the right side.
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