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Please show me the 2001 focus twin over head cam timing marks.thanks

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On the back of the camshaft is a flat slot and these two slots on each cam have to be horizontal with the head ,i use a piece of old scrap ally for this purpose ,now the biggest problem with this engine is the fact that theri is no keyway on the bottom pulley so you need a special tool to lock up the crankshaft ,you remove the starter motor and bolt this piece of reverse ringear into teh flywheel to lock the crank ,without it you cannot get right pressure on the pulley bolt and in the course of driving the gearwheel slips and bang goes the valves and hole in a piston or two .the crank marks are on teh flywheel through a inspection hole but herew is what i would do .Firstly slacken all the cam caps so all the valves are closed ,then with no1 plug out use a long screwdriver to locate no1 piston at TDC then turn cams so the slot is at the bottom as the7 are a bit offset ,then check that the inlet valve has just closed and the exhaust is just coming up to open ,then put a flat edge in the slots and tighten the cam caps down check the slots and then fit the belt .but word of caution none of the pulleys have a keyway so make sure they have locktite on the threads and they are well tight .TIP if you havent the special tool to lock the crank then remove the metal plate at the back of the bellhousing engine side ,the one with 4 bolts and then assistant holds a screwdriver into ringear and the bottom of the engine block and make sure you get around 120lbs on the bottom pulley bolt .

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