Question about 2001 Volvo S60
It is rather easy to see the top two cam allignment marks on the cam cover however I cannot see the lower crank mark. The gear hash marks on two seperate gears but what do these line up with? I replaced my belt and the car is running nicely however my fuel economy has gone down, I'm thinking I may be off a notch. Is it possible to be off and have the car still run smoothly?
Not sure if it is possible to have it run smoothly by being off a tooth.
The hash marks on the cam pulleys line up with the timing belt cover that goes over those pulleys. Should be two notches in the cover.
As for the lower marks...those aren't really visible till the lower aux. belt pulley is removed. Then you'll have a clear view of the line up marks. One on the inside and one on the outter area of the pulley itself.
When you put the t-belt on...it is a good idea to replace the tensioner as well.
Also when you have the new belt on...adjust the tensioner so that the handle looking thing is centered between the two notches that hold the tensioner in place to the block.
After putting all that together, its a good idea to rotate the timing belt two to four rotations till the marks all line up again. That will let you know if you are hitting the valves or not.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
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