While trying to re-do what I think may have been some half way workmanship of a buddy of mine I think somethign bad happened. I wanted to get the seal off of the oil pump shaft and replace it since all he did was put some of that rtv sealant around the old one. In the process I have removed the timing and balancer belts. What I didn't know was that you're not supposed to rotate those things w/o the timing belt on. You guessed it.I did. That was becuause I noticed, after removing belts, that when turning crankshaft, the camshaft mark(top) had moved 180 degrees to the down position. My question is this. If I align all the marks, on all the pulleys properly while I have the no1 cylinder at TDC, does that automatically mean timing is good. Reason I ask is because when it comes to the camshaft I don't know if the valves are set right according to compression stroke or not. Also, directions said not to turn things w/o belts on due to damage from an interference engine. I think I should be, ok, correct since I was only turning engine by hand? Please help!
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 12:52 AM