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How to set cam timing on lombardini 5hp aircooled diesel.front cover has an arrow that doesn't line up with pulley notch at tdc,camshaft has a single centre pop mark.

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SOURCE: crankshaft pulley timing marks

the red mark is where the timing is supposed to be after u have bypassed the electronic advance.the first white line on the left is tdc.
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SOURCE: 1991 mazda b2200- timing belt changed

The keyway and or the dot on the crank should be line at 12 oclock. You will see a point on the oil pump housing to go by. On the camshaft the pointer will be at 12 oclock also. Use the O on the camshaft to the top at mark. Be sure to look at the dist. roter to make sure that it is pointing at the #1 spark plug wire. I could get 180 out of time. If you do it right it should start up right away. then you can use a timing light to finish it.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: have kia sportage 2.0l four cam timing marks,!Whitch one?

gregorykilke: your engine has several references if you are describing the same vehicle. The 1996 KIA Sportage has a SOHC engine and was the last year to use one before they went exclusively to twin cams.
The timing marks are as follows: On the crank, position the crank to where the woodruff key is in the 12:00 position. There is a metal plate with a notch behind the gear. If you look closely at the engine behind the plate, thought the notch, there should be a small "ARROW" which should fall within the notch. If lined up properly, the #1 piston will be at TDC.
On the top end of the engine, your cam gear is numbered 1-2-and 3. Position the cam to where the #2 on the gear is at 12:00. On the back side of that gear, should be a mark which should be running in line with the # 2 and it is the "Match mark which you line up with the small arrow or "V" on the cover.
A word of caution! This is an interference fit engine which means it BENDS VALVES IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TIMING CORRECT AND YOU HAVE BEEN SPINNING THE ENGINE OVER!
IF>>>you are lucky, you might not have had the timing too far off and the valves may be fine, but exercise EXTREME caution when setting up the valve timing.
One way to avoid bending valves, is to make sure none of the pistons are at or close to TDC. This way, you can roll the cam in position and then watch which direction is going to bring the #1 piston up and whether it is rotating the engine clockwise or counter clockwise to bring the piston to that position , it won't harm anything. IF you feel any resistance at all STOP!!!!!! because the timing is off and you will bend valves.
Make sure the tensioner pulley bearing turns smoothly and makes no noise. DO NOT WASH IT WITH SOLVENT OR SPRAY IT OFF WITH CARB SPRAY! The solvent will get inside the sealed bearing area and contaminate the lubricant causing a premature bearing failure and a potential disaster for your engine!
Should you need further assistance on this subject, just ask and I'll do what I can to help. The belt tension is also CRITICAL!
Take care guy, Give the folks at FIXYA some input if I am doing you any good or if I have helped anyone else, write in and let them know. They want feed back. GOOD LUCK!

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SOURCE: Cam timing marks

Try this diagram, it may help.5f00a16.png

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SOURCE: Lombardini diesel generator starts and runs fine but no elecpower

remove the covering panel and expose the internals , check for loose/disscontected push on ( lucar ) connectors , if these are fine it is most likely the excitation capacitor is deffective , replace with exactly the same value/voltage rating/duty cycle . the capacitor is usual 1 or up to 3 cylindrical tubes with 2 wires comming from them , always take a note of exactly what wires you have taken off :) hope this helps

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How to set timing

cam or spark.?
my guess, it's CAM BELT TIME>" right>?
2.3L gas engine. there is also a diesel.
2.3L 4ZD1

why not say the JOB first.????????

ill give the first 16 instructions then photos
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen and remove the engine accessory drive belts.
  3. Remove the cooling fan assembly and the water pump pulley.
  4. Drain the fluid from the power steering reservoir.
  5. Unbolt and remove the power steering pump. Unbolt the hydraulic line brackets from the upper timing cover and move the pump out of the work area without disconnecting the hydraulic lines.
  6. Disconnect and remove the starter motor if a flywheel holder (part No. J-38674) is to be used.
  7. Remove the upper timing belt cover.
  8. Rotate the crankshaft to set the engine at TDC/compression for the No. 1 cylinder. The arrow mark on camshaft sprocket aligns with mark on the rear timing cover.
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10. Remove the lower timing belt cover.
  11. Verify that the engine is set at TDC/compression for the No. 1 cylinder. The notch on the crankshaft sprocket aligns with the pointer on the oil seal retainer.
  12. Release and remove the tensioner spring to release the timing belt's tension.
  13. Remove the timing belt.
  14. Unbolt the tensioner pulley bracket from the engine's front cover.
  15. If necessary, unbolt and remove the camshaft sprockets. Use a puller to remove the crankshaft pulley if necessary. Don't loose the crankshaft sprocket key.
the marks, now.
the 2.3 and 2.6 engines are sisters

so here are the 2 marks.

easy no?

the car is and Isuzu Faster sold in uSA as "Pickup"
and 18 other names world wide.
so answering for USA PICKUP only.

Feb 16, 2016 | 1993 Isuzu Pickup

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Setting timing marks to get vehicle to start after engine overhaul

Timing marks setting Corolla 4A-FE.
Align the notch on the crankshaft pulley with the "0" mark on the timing belt lower cover.

With the crankshaft pulley being aligned with the 0 mark on the timing belt cover, the hole on the camshaft sprocket should exactly be in front of the notch of camshaft bracket.

Hope that works.

May 04, 2015 | 1998 Toyota Corolla

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How to set the time belt?

4 Cylinder diesel(4JX1) :
1 - Timing mark
2 - Cam pulley
3 - HP Oil pump pulley
4 - Tensioner pulley


6 Cylinder petrol:
Align crank(C) timing notch mark (1) to oil pump mark.
Align cam pulley(L+R) marks(3) to cylinder head marks
The cam belt has 3 marks, 2 lines and one mark that is actually a row of dots. Align the dots to the crank pulley groove mark(2) and align the other 2 lines to the cam pulley marks. Using a clothes peg to hold the belt to the cam pulleys works wonders to keep it in place while fitting. Please note the arrows on the belt and have them point in the direction of rotation - right to left side of engine
W - water pump pulley
I - Idler pulley
T - Tensioner pulley.

If for some reason you need to realign the cams on each bank :
Standing in front of the car and starting from YOUR left , looking at the cams you should see RE, RI, LI, LE on each of the camshafts.(R for right bank, L for left bank, I for intake and E for exhaust) Right bank camshafts are marked with one dot, left bank with 2 dots on the shaft itself. To align the camshafts to each other each cam shaft gear has a mark on it. Draw an imaginary line between the centre of the camshaft and the centre of the pulley. The alignment mark should be between the two along this imaginary line. The result will be that RI an RE will be at the top of each gear. The same with the left bank.


Nov 08, 2010 | 1998 Isuzu Rodeo

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I have a 2002 pt cruiser with a 2.4 litre motor. I've tried to install the timing belt but it does not line up with the 4 scrib marks. I do not know how to rotate the cams in the right order for the belt...

It is typical to have to stretch the belt a tad as you install--needs to be tight across the cam sprockets and from the right cam to the crank gear. Then the tensioner should take up the slack on the other side. 0996b43f80209592.jpg
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  2. Fig. Camshaft and crankshaft alignment marks-2.4L engine

To install:

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0996b43f8020873b.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Proper timing belt routing

  1. Set the crankshaft sprocket at TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  2. Set the camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1 / 2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket.
  3. Install the timing belt by starting at the crankshaft. Go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and the tensioner.
  4. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to align the marks and to remove any slack.
  5. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the tensioner opening on the top plate of the tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise. The pulley will move against the belt and the tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Continue to move the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench, to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). Make sure the setting notch and spring tang are still aligned after the lock nut is tighten. If not repeat the procedure.
  6. Remove the wrench from the belt tensioner.
    NOTE When repositioning the crankshaft to the TDC position, this must be done during the clockwise rotation movement. If the TDC is missed, rotate a further two full turns until TDC is reached. Do not rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise as this will result in improper tensioner settings.
  7. Rotate the crankshaft two full revolutions and verify that the TDC marks are properly aligned.
  8. Check the spring tang is within the tolerance window, if not repeat the previous two steps.

Aug 28, 2010 | Chrysler PT Cruiser Cars & Trucks

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Crank shaft timming marks 1986 volkswagen 1.8

You did not specify manual or automatic transmission. You actually have 4 marks to set up your cam, intermediate shaft (distributor) and your crankshaft. To rotate the motor over by use of a socket and ratchet, either loosen or remove your spark plugs. Remove the green colored plug on top of the transmission, it is located below your coolant tank. You will see either your flexplate (auto) or your flywheel (man) with notches on the outside diameter. Next, go to the lower belt pulley on the passenger side. You can use a 12 point socket on the center bolt to rotate the engine over. On the same pulley you are about to turn, there is a notch on the inside pulley edge. Look at the black lower timing belt cover between the pulley and engine block. You will see a small arrow at around 1:00 (as you look at the pulley). When the crankshaft is on #1 cylinder TDC, the small notch on the pulley will line up with this arrow. Now go back to the hole on top of the transmission. You'll see at the bottom of the threads an arrow. There is a diamond or oval shaped mark on the flywheel that lines up with this arrow. This is your crankshaft timing mark and will be used for enging timing. Use a white paint stick or something to mark it if is not clear.

There are two other marks for cam and distributor timing. With the crank at #1 TDC, remove the distributor cap. Note the rotor position. It should be pointed at the #1 spark plug. Pull straight up on the rotor to gain access to the thin black piece of plastic that covers the pickup. Remove the thin plastic cover and look at the aluminum edge and you will see a notch there too. This should be below your #1 plug wire.

The last one is on the camshaft gear. With the valve cover in place and cork gasket under it, remove the two 10mm nuts that hold the upper timing belt cover in place. One the bottom of the same cover, you'll find a shouldered nut. Remove it with an allen wrench. You can remove the upper cover now. From the front of the engine, look at the gear and find the single dot on the inside edge. Some gears have a dot on the outside but that is not what your looking for. The dot should be at the same height at the valve cover bottom edge (where the 8 bolts hold it down). If these three notches and dot are all in place, the timing belt is on correctly.

Hope it helps!

Apr 06, 2010 | Kyocera wild card Cellular Phone

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How to replace timing belt 1995 vw golf

  1. remove air intake pipe, and box (upper and lower section)
  2. take off timing belt cover
  3. take off serpintine belt, and v belt
  4. rotate engine to TDC marks line up on crank and cam. camshaft says O^T on it and on the cover behind gear, crank has a notch in the pulley and a arrow on the cover to line up
  5. remove crank pulley 6mm allens not the 19mm 12 bolt
  6. make sure timing belt is still at TDC remove lower timing belt cover there is 3 bolts and a nut holding it on the nut is by the water pump and the bolts are on on top and 2 behind the crank pulley
  7. remove cover
  8. mark intermediate shaft shaft right above the crank pulley
  9. remove belt
  10. install reverse of removal make sure to line up all 3 pulleys cam crank and intermediate shaft or it wont run and depending on how bad it is out of time if you do it wrong you could bend valves
Assuming this is a 2.0 8v your question is pretty vague

Feb 23, 2010 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf

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How do I time a 2006 dodge caravan 2.4L

2.4L Engine
NOTE You may need DRB scan tool to perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure.
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Right front wheel and inner splash shield
    • Accessory drive belts
    • Crankshaft damper
    • A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly
    • Lower front timing cover
    • Upper front timing cover
    • Right engine mount
    • Engine mount bracket

    NOTE This is an interference engine. Do not rotate the crankshaft or the camshafts after the timing belt has been removed. Damage to the valve components may occur. Before removing the timing belt, always align the timing marks.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft until the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on the camshaft sprocket (located on the trailing edge of the tooth).
  3. Loosen the timing belt tensioner lock bolt.
  4. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate clockwise until there is enough slack to remove the belt.
  5. If necessary, remove the camshaft timing belt sprockets.
  6. If necessary, remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket using removal tool No. 6793, or equivalent.
  7. Place the tensioner into a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.
  8. After compressing the tensioner, insert a pin (a 5/64 in. Allen wrench will also work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.


Camshaft and crankshaft alignment marks—2.4L engine


To lock the timing belt tensioner, be sure to fully insert the smaller Allen wrench into the tensioner as shown—2.4L engine


Installation of the timing belt, notice the camshaft alignment— 2.4L (VIN B) engine

To install:
  1. If necessary, use tool No. 6792, or equivalent, to install the crankshaft timing belt sprocket onto the crankshaft.
  2. If necessary, install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
  3. Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  4. Set the camshafts timing marks so the exhaust camshaft is 1/2 notch below intake camshaft sprocket. Make sure the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up
  5. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and around the tensioner pulley.
  6. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to take up the belt slack.
  7. Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  8. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions and recheck the timing marks.
  9. Check the spring tang is within the tolerance window. If not within the window, reinsert the Allen wrench and into the hexagon opening located on the top plate of the belt tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise until there is no slack on the belt. The tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Watch the notch and continue rotating the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). The setting notch and spring tang should remain aligned after the lock nut is tightened.
  10. Install the engine mount bracket.
  11. Install the front timing belt covers.
  12. Install the A/C compressor/alternator tensioner and pulley assembly.
  13. Install the right engine mount.
  14. Install the crankshaft damper
  15. Install the accessory drive belts and adjust to the proper tension.
  16. Install the right inner splash shield and wheel.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  18. Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRB scan tool, or equivalent

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Dec 28, 2009 | 2006 Dodge Caravan

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Nned to know how to set the cam and engine timing

Start with crankshaft pulley. At the rear of the pulley is a notch. Align it with the mark on the oil pump.(No 2 piston is at TDC) There is also a groove on the pulley that needs to be aligned with the white dots on the cambelt. The lettering on the belt must be readable as viewed from the front of the vehicle.
(When seated in the vehicle the RH bank of the engine is on the RH side of the vehicle.Keep this in mind)
At the front of the camshaft pulley is a groove. Rotate the RH bank camshaft pulley to align this groove with the mark on the cylinder head cover. On the cambelt is a white line. This must also align with these marks. Do the same on the LH bank. To be sure the cams are now correctly aligned remove the cylinder head cover. On the camshaft drive gears the letters RI(Right intake) and RE(Right exhaust) will be at the top and readable for the RH bank. (For the LH bank it will be LI and LE) Reinstall the tensioner and rotate the crankshaft with a wrench to make sure there is no unintentional mechanical contact.

Dec 10, 2009 | 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

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Changed timing belt

never done one so i dont know where they are,didnt you paint the gears before stripping??never mind just do this ,remove rocker cover first ,then no1 spark plug.use a long thin screwdriver to watch piston move to TDC then back off a bit and turn cams ,look for slots or a grove on back or front of the cam or two recesses in the camshaft retaining caps jus in case the timing marks are on the cams,then with the valves closed on no1 and the cams have the largest gaps between valves and cam lobe ,bring pisto up to TDC fiot belt and turn engine on a socket and rachet on the bottom pulley twice to ensure the vaves clear the pistons before you try to start

Feb 01, 2009 | 2000 Hyundai Sonata

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Setting timing

Get a 17 mm socket and a ratchet with a short extension.Behind the drivers side front wheel theres an acces hole that will allow you to turn the crank pulley with the ratchet.You dont need to remove the wheel or jack the car up to do this.Make sure trans is in neutral and parking brake set.Now,turn crank pulley counter clockwise until the TDC mark is lined up with the pointer on the plastic timing belt cover.It will be a single notch on the rear edge of the pulley,the 3 notches together are for ignition timing.Like this         I     I I I    It may be hard to see but its there.Wipe pulley off or feel with fingernail and you'll find them.Remember to use the single notch by itself.Now look on the cam gear and make sure TOP is at twelve o'clock and the two notches on the left and right are horizontal with the cylinder head.You're done.

Jan 02, 2009 | 1989 Honda CRX

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