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Timing belt alignment marks

11-25-2009, 02:36 AM
Alright so I just rebuilt my cylinder head and put it back on. I know the camshaft alignment mark is on the back timing belt cover but...... the previous owner took it off so i have no mark for the camshaft. Is there another way to get the correct position without having to go and get a back cover?

11-25-2009, 03:04 PM
use a straight edge on the valve cover gasket surface of the head and use that as your mark (should be straight up and down in relation to the motor)

11-25-2009, 04:12 PM
Alright thanks :bigthumb:

One more question.. Do I need to have timing belt covers or should the belt stay on the gears with just the crankshaft gear having the lip?

11-26-2009, 02:44 AM
the covers do not retain the belt, it's more for water, debris, etc...it will stay on without the covers.....

11-26-2009, 01:56 PM

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