Question about Daihatsu Charade
I assume you are changing the timing belt. I am a mechanic and although not familiar with your vehicle, you would usually locate the timing mark on the bottom pulley and line this up. Careful not to turn the engine over too hard as pistons can strike valves. then you should look for similar marks on the camshaft pulley[s], and line these up. Then fit belt. This has to be tensiond correctly which is important. Hope this helps. Mike the bike01.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Daihatsu Sirion
Your engine is probably an EJ-DE twin cam 12 valve.
Generally Daihatsu belts have marks on them that line up with dimples on the sprockets for the intial phasing. You rotate the engine to top dead centre on No1 piston and install the belt from there. The cams should be not be putting any pressure on the intake and exhaust valves of No1 when phased correctly.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
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