How do you set the timing for a 1999 Volvo S80 2.9 or timing linig?

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How do you set the timing for a 1999 volvo s80 2.9 or timing lining

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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM

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Tiny
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Ignition or timing belt?

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:18 AM
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Put piston no.1 on its compression stroke/TDC then align the cam and crank-see below

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:19 AM
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How do you align the bottom crank shaft

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:44 AM
Tiny
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With a wrench or ratchet on the crank bolt.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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Is this for 1999 volvo s80 2.9?

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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Moving the crankshaft with a wrench or ratchet is for any year, make, and model car.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 1:46 AM
Tiny
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If you are setting timing up after doing a valve job you need the cam and crank lock tool to set up the timing or you will bend the valves again?

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 5:16 AM
Tiny
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Yes thats what he's trying to do. It still doing the same thing. Turning over but want start. And he been trying to start it. So hopefully no valves bent again:( Do you think he bend my valves again?

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:03 PM
Tiny
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Maybe. The only way to check for sure besides tearing it down is to perform a compression check. Best to recheck all the gear settings, lock them down and rotate the engine by hand a few times to make sure they are set properly. Then perform the compression test and reassemble.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 9:10 PM
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Yes because I just paid him to put the heads on, and I cant afford to get them taken back off. He was trying to start it why it wasnt in timing. I was telling him I knock the car out of timing when it 1st back fired on me. And I think thats where he mark it. And i'm thinking he dont know how to reset the timing on 1999 volvo s80. And thanx a bunch

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 9:37 PM
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If he's a professional mechanic with a licensed shop, have it repaired properly somewhere else and either have them bill him, r take it up with the local BBB or state bureau of automotive repair.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 10:26 PM
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Huh ok

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 11:10 PM
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Yeah, I know. Not great news, but that's the best we have for you. If the mechanic that did the work originally messed something up, he is liable, if you have a signed work order from the shop. Some states don't always require the work order. Especially if you have proof of payment.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 11:31 PM
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He cant get pass setting the timing. He dont know where to mark it. He tried to start it when he thought he had his marks. Idk!

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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Ok. The image above shows the marks. But he needs the locking bar to keep the gears from turning while he installs the belt.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 11:54 PM
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I just talk to the mechanic. His crazy a** talking about my model might be locked up. I think we going to court

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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Your model might be locked up? What's he mean by that? That he seriously messed up your engine?

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 1:17 AM
Tiny
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I agree. Whenever the variable valve timing unit hub is removed you need the cam lock tool to reinstall it since there is no guide on the cam itself. So he needs the proper tools to set the timing. I agree with rivermikerat that you should just take it to another shop that can do the job and send this guy the bill if he cant fix it right?

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 6:26 AM
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Thank all of you guys for saving my car before he make it worser. It's off to volvo like an hour ago. :) And I will be contacting you guys if I have any question. Fingers cross, lets see what volvo

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM
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Save me just in time

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