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How will I time my cam belt ?

Timing snapped,

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Every engine has a method for aligning the cam-to-crank for installing timing belts/chains.
On a dual-Camshaft Renault there will be a mark on each of the camshaft pulleys - the camshaft marks should be aligned with each other while the mark on the crank should point to a corresponding mark (arrow) on the engine block when the belt is installed.
I did a quick search for "renault timing belt marks" which produced a multitude of images and examples. One of those should be a close match for your engine. Good Luck !.

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