Just a quickie guys - may be obvious to some but its been confusing me ever since i split the engine a few months back.
To cut a long story short, due to the way i mounted the lump onto the engine stand i couldnt rotate the crank due to the flywheel bolts hitting against the stand, therefore had to make my own timing marks - not relevant as i was taking the head off but i did so anyway.
From what little research ive done i couldnt quite tell if the OE marks on the crank sprocket should be in 6 or 12 o'clock position when both cams lined up at 12.
Using the very faint OE timing marks on the cams (currently at 2 o'clock in the pic, would this mean when they are at 12, would the crank OE mark be at 12 or 6? rough guess approx 8 teeth?
Anyway heres a pic of the engine how it was before i removed the head.
OE timing marks are:
Both cams @ approx 2 o'clock
Crank @ 2 o'clock
MY timing marks
Both cams @ 12 o'clock
Crank at 6 o'clock
NOW the hard bit...... now my head is ready for assembly (well almost) what would u advise is the best way to time it all up??
Bear in mind the crank is pretty much locked in the position u see in the pic due to the engine stand!
Ideally id like to remove it off the stand - turn it to the factory marks (if i know what they should be) then refit it on the stand and build it back up ***only problem is i dont have a hoist***
Sorry for the massive thread but its the one stumbling block in the entire build that is confusing me massively.
Do I just build everything up on the stand - forget the timing part cos that can be timed up later - do it based on the marks i made and then lift it off the stand once built up, and then time it up correctly according to my own marks and once belt fitted - turn it as u would and both OE and my own marks ring true????
PIC just before removed
*MASSIVE THREAD OVER*