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So you are unable to locate the marks?
Or you located them but they do not line up?
I am unable to locate the marks. Do they sometimes have no marks???
No, I've never seen one with no marks
The mark on the crank can't be seen with the crank pulley on. But the marks on the cams can be seen
I have some pictures, one moment
Thanks. They look similar to the pics that we got off of the CD manual. I'll pass these on to my mechanic friend. He is the one saying that there aren't any in sight. He hasn't pulled the crank pulley, but says that he can't see any on the other two cams...
I've done hundreds of timing belts and never seen one without marks
The second picture is from the manual. The first I took myself at work
That's encouraging. Maybe he's looking for something different. He is not a Volvo mechanic.
Yeah, they are pretty small but they are certainly there
Anything else that you could tell us to help with this project? He's done other timing belts but not on Volvos...
I have a picture of the mark on the crank too, one moment
With the pulley removed, you can see the ridge on the flange. It lines up with the mark on the block. Those are indicated with red arrows
Some will have very, very tiny marks on two of the teeth, indicated by yellow arrows
Once he gets the cams lined up, the crank should be lined up. I start by loosening the nut for the crank pulley with an impact, this way it doesnt move the belt when things are lined up
Then I put the nut back on and turn the motor by hand using the nut until the cams line up. Then use the impact to remove the nut again, remove the crank pulley and verify the mark
Great! That should help! At least give him more of an idea of what he's looking for. Thanks!
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If I hit "save & exit" I will still be able to call this page back up for him to see, right?
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