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How do I align the camshaft and crank gear on briggs stratton xtl 50 for correct valve timing? There is a centre punch mark on a tooth of the crank gear and there is a groove on the cam gear and i have aligned these in both ways possible but this does not work.

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Check the air gap between the coil and flywheel. Also the solid state trigger in the flywheel may be faulty.

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Yes, there is another reference. You have to watch the cycle of the engine to do it. you should make it so that both valves close just after bottom dead center(compression stroke), and then they should stay closed for a half revolution, then the exhaust valve should open just after bottom dead center again. At the same time, the magnet on the flywheel will pass the coil at top dead center between these two reference points. This way can be slightly exasperating, because you can be off a tooth either way and it won't run right, but will look ok.

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