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I want to know if it's has a timing mark on the engine

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Most small engines do not have timing marks. If your timing is off, its usually due to a sheared flywheel key, you can check this by removing the nut on the flywheel and seeing if you can tell the key slot on the flywheel lines up with the slot on the crankshaft. New keys are very cheap. If you are still having ignition problems, the problem would be in the ignition module. Also check your plug, just in case.

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SOURCE: timing marks on a 6.25 hp engine

This should help you out:
http://engines.myfaqcenter.com/Answer.aspx?p_faqid=4&selectCats=Troubleshooting - Repairs

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