CAM alignment

Tiny
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I have a 97 volvo 960 that I am changing the head gasket. I have reinstalled the cams along with the top head. I then check the timing of the cam gears to the notches on the cam alighnment shroud and am off a bit should I be able to spin the cams by hand and get the correct alignment and if so how hard would it be.

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 AT 8:10 PM

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Tiny
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Engine is interference valves will contact pistons VOLVO warns DO NOT turn Cam or Crank without belt on. Need to set cams befroe install and #1 piston TDC

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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM
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You do not set the cams with # 1 cylinder at tdc, you must set the cams in accordance with the crankshaft timing mark.

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Saturday, October 28th, 2017 AT 12:56 AM
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Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)

Cheers, Ken

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Monday, October 30th, 2017 AT 12:19 PM

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