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The timing procedure is below and it contains the alignment diagram towards the bottom of the procedure. Look this over and let me know what I can do to help you
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Yes the cams will be rotated slightly from where the chain lined up. Once you align the cams with the chain and install them to the cylinder head you then move to the other end and place the belt sprockets on and turn the cams to the mark on the belt end with the crank on TDC. Install the belt and turn through two revolutions of the crank to recheck the mark position and if they all come back exactly to their marks (not the chain end) then you can button it up and start the engine.
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The left sproket is at about a 11:00 position and the right sproket appears to be at about the 1:00 position and the crank is at it's TDC mark with the timing belt cover. Does this sound about right?
That does sound right, they are splayed out when they are aligned correctly.
Do you see the diagram with the marks in the procedure? You have to be exact, one tooth off will not work.
I draw a line with a paint pen on the cam sprocket and the belt so I can align it with the mark on the rear timing cover as I check on the crank sprocket alignment.
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As long as you have the crank on its mark the #1 piston will be at the top of its stroke. When you combine that with placing the cans on their marks then the #1 is at the top on the compression stroke and the engine is in time.
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Did you remove the cams from the head and disturb the chains?
The idea is that you install the chains to the cams, lay the cams in the heads and torque the cam caps then install the belt as the cam relation will not change from there.
I need to know if you removed the cams from the heads and if you removed the chains from the sprockets or let the sprockets turn in the chains?
I had to remove the cams from the heads and tried to put them back in but the chain slipped on the left side so i had to go back in and realign the marks on the chain to the marks on the cams themselves. I put the valve covers back on and noticed that one of my marks to install the timing belt was wrong on the left camshaft sproket. So I need to realign the mark again and everything should be okay again. I just needed to make sure that even though the camshaft timing marks are correctly set, I now have to align the three timing belt marks and everything else should be ok
OK, as long as you are sure the chains are on their marks go ahead and turn the cam sprocket so it is on its mark when the other cam and the crank are on their marks then you will be good.
After realigning the marks in regards XXXXX XXXXX chain and cams, My friend helping me installed the timing belt without turning the left side cam sproket to meet the mark on the left valve cover. It caused me alot of havoc but I think I got it figured out.
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Good, I think you understand what needs to be done now, I need to go to bed so if you have further questions please post them and I will address them in the morning, if not I thank you and ask that you put "George H" in the first line of your future questions if you want me too assist you.
Sorry I did not see your question before this,
If the valves were damaged you need to do a compression test and then a cylinder leakage test to determine the condition of those two cylinders compared to the others. This is the first step before you go looking for a spark or fuel issue here.
Let me know your compression readings on the entire engine so we can get to the bottom of this