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Rebuilt engine with timing problems

I just rebuilt my engine and I seem to be having difficulty figuring out the proper timing on the crankshaft pulleys because the paint has worn off. I looked at a new crankshaft pulley and the yellow mark was on the far left end, so I timed the engine at 15 BTDC (3 notches to the right) from the far left notch. That didn't seem to run quite right and the engine really seems to like running with it timed about 6 notches (30 degrees) from the far left notch. I guess my question is which notch is actually TDC? Is it the far left, or more towards the middle?

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You have it right, the yellow mark is TDC and it's the notch furthest to the left...it e to be set at 15 degrees before TDC, but you have to disconnect the I.A.C sensor to do it.if it's still that far out, you're probably of by a tooth.bring #1 piston to TDC, pull out distributor, turn rotor to #1 on dist cap and put in dist..adjust accordingly. .

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according to a manual , the crank key will point to arrow , the intake cam should have an letter i aligned with arrow on belt cover and exhaust cam should have letter e aligned with arrow on belt cover , and as always rotate the engine 2 full turns to inspect timing marks before cranking or trying to start the engine . if you haven't taken the original belt off yet , paint your marks for quicker reference .

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You don't mention replacing any tensioner bearing which if worn could be causing the belt to drift.
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You will have to brace the crankshaft somehow, either by way of the flywheel, or the pulley. The trick to getting the bolt to break is "heat". Propane will sometimes work, but it's generally not hot enough. You want to get that bolt glowing if you can, and hit it with air impact then. Be careful not to burn yourself!

I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.

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This is the same as a Ford Escort 1.9, the #1 cylinder should be all the way up. To confirm- the crak shift mark should be on zero which is Crank Shift Center- THe camshift sproket should align with the headmark. Make sure both marks don't move. Align the belt- not too tight , not to loose

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