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Timing marks on a 1.4litre 8v (k7j) engine

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timing marks on a 1.4litre 8v (k7j) engine


8v engine should have the camshaft mark at its 12 o'clock position. The crank timing belt sprocket "pulley removed" has a very small line on one of the teeth at the front. This should be near to 6 o'clock positon..there is keyway on the sprocket normally once the timing mark is aligned on the crank the keyway should be at 12oclock..cylinders 1 and 4 should be a TDC...

Once aligned and belt tensioned..mark the timing marks with tipex or similar if prefered..then perform a full engine rotation of the engine twice by hand via the crank to ensure the marks line back up and no resistance or jamming occurs during the process....

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thats how ive got it but with no mark on the casing i wasnt sure will rotateit two turns . brilliant thanks robert

As long as 1-4 cylinders are a tdc....then crank should be i say on the toothed crank will or should have a small mark to line with 6oclock.its quite small..there will be a key way on that sprocket and that normally points at 12oclock