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Piston number one at tdc,if not sure remove spark plug and put a long thin screwdriver in and carefully wind engine round with a ratchet and socket on front pulley bolt then remove rocker cover and look at valves if number 4 cylinder valves are opening the valves and the first piston are closed with the inlet and exhaust valves have gaps under them then its ok .cant remember but end of camshafts have slots on them that have to be on a horizontal axis with rear cap i think this is right for this model.

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