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How to know the proper timing mark

Am just trying to change the cylinder head gasket, and i have trouble finding the correct timing marks, please help.thank you!!!

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how to know the proper timing mark - e21ad08c-0b9e-4c43-850b-6bda4e774056.jpg this is the 1.8 model.
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