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I'm having a brain fart here and hopefully someone here will know whats up.

My brothers 1.8L turbo threw the timing belt and I'm replacing it. I've got it all apart, but I started thinking about something...Can I just line the 2 TDC marks up (one on crank pulley and one on cam) and go, or do I need to know which revolution of the crank the cam needs to be set at?

This probably sounds stupid, and I think I'm just overthinking this but just want to be sure. It's an '03 if that matters to anyone.
 

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crank makes 2 turns to 1 turn of cam...would not really matter which revolution of the crank is set to match the cam, as long as TDC is aligned, the cam then determines which revolution is which stroke
 

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Ok that's what I thought. I knew my SBC was like that but i'm not sure why this had me thinking so much. Thanks!
 

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basic interanal combustion engine theory, would apply to pretty much all of them


I know, I've second guessed myself on that in the past as well...lol
 

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umm threw a timing belt? like it broke when it was running? the timing marks are easy but if that happened like im thinking be ready to put valves in it. cause they are very much of an interference engine and will bend valves if your just one or two teeth off. i hope it didnt but good luck
 

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Well when it died there was no noise at all, i'm assuming there would have been a pretty loud noise if it had come in contact with the valves. The belt was completely trashed either way.
 
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