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Timing zx2 escort TDC ?

Hi i just installed a new cylinder head n cams on my 99 zx2 escort, my motor is set at tdc i just need to know how to set the cams to tdc to match the timing

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  • zx2boy99 Jun 30, 2008

    thanks 4 the info, i fugured everything out got the alignment tool and a haynes manual and well quiet simple after that car runs awesome.. thanks

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The cams have a notch in the back of them (facing driver's side) in which fits a flat piece of steel to lock the cams in place. The notches are not exactly centered on the camshaft, meaning that it's impossible to set them 180 degrees out, because then the flat piece of steel that is supposed to be inserted to lock the cams in place simply won't fit because the top of the cylinder head will get in the way. I highly recommend getting a Hayne's or Chiltons manual if you don't already have one. It should explain this process under the Timing Belt Replacement instructions. The cam lock tool (that flat piece of steel) can be purchased at ZXturner.com:
http://zxtuner.com/product.sc?categoryId=23&productId=191

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