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To ensure you don't get the timing expensively wrong I advise vehicle-specific information.
The additional marks could be marks for safe dismantling or assembly or marks for performing a valve timing check or perhaps a cam sprocket made for a variety of models.
It should be relatively easy to determine which mark to use, though you mention nothing about whether other marks are present and which cylinders are served by that camshaft.
Assuming other marks are present and having removed the spark plugs and exposed the valve gear the engine can be set at TDC on the timing cylinder and whatever other marks there is aligned, ensuring the valves of number 1 cylinder are both closed and the cams are in the compression position for that cylinder.
With the engine in this position the valves of the first cylinder in the second half of the firing order should be in the overlap position, which I think is number 4 (I don't have data to hand).
Setting No 1 and No 4 pistons and valves in this way should then indicate which of the three marks are to be used for timing, again assuming there is a static mark to align one of the sprocket marks with.
It isn't unusual for engines built by robots to require setting tools for subsequent maintenance and repair; in other words it isn't unusual for engines built by robots to have no timing marks at all...
Setting an engine timing by logic is really only suitable as an emergency procedure unless verified by TDC finder, degree discs and dial gauges along with valve timing information.
Manufacturer information is a much easier method.
Posted on Apr 19, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kia Carens Timing marks
hi..as you look at the engine, the left camshaft pully should have the I alligned at the top with the mark on the cover, as the camshaft pully to the right with the E should also be at the top aligned with the mark on the cover, and the crank should have its mark also at the top ( the cut out behind the pully ) should line up with the mark on the casing i have a diagram if you want it...hope this helps
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Haynes don't cover that engine. I've found a copy of the H25 engine manual which is similar to the H20 engine we have. If you search for SQ416 in google you'll find a copy you can buy or if you're lucky you'll find a free download somewhere like I did!! :-) It has helped me loads.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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