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How do I retime my engine

Removed the timing chains and refit engine don't want to start

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The cam shaft should be keyed so the gear cannot be wrong. Look for a mark on the gear and one on the head. Line those up. On the crank shaft use the timing mark and guide and line up to TDC or 0 and put the chain back on.

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

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