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Timing car has recon engine, since fitting it,s had trouble starting, it will only start with foot on accelerater. i can,t find any timing marks to adjust timing how can i adjust the timing without them? also engine lop sided gearbox is lower than before the recon engine was fitted

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Hi.
Regarding the timing, I would advise you to get the fault codes read using the on-board diagnostic system. This will point you in the right direction. It might not be the timing at all but one of the sensors either not working, or not connected properly.
As for the lop-sidedness, I'd suggest double checking that the engine mounts are all present and correct. Did the recon engine come from your own vehicle or another one, and if so was it the same model?


Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

Cheers, D.

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