How do I set the timing back after it has jumped time.

Tiny
GUSS1981
  • 2001 VOLVO S40
  • 209,000 MILES

It went dead and when I got it to crank back up it was white smoking. Then it died again. Now it will not crank. I was told it was the timing and I removed the belt. My cams turned and now I don't know how to get it back in time.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 8:31 PM

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Tiny
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White smoke is an indication of coolant burning in the combustion chamber-If you haven't done a valve timing best have someone that knows to help.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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I have done one before. I just don't know where the timing marks need to be. And I was told that it was a coolant problem.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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Could be a blown headgasket

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 9:29 PM
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You are like the fourth person to tell me that. But I have to put the timing belt back on. And I need to know where to line the timing marks up. So that it is back in time. Do I put all of them straight up like on most cars or what?

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
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I understand that. You are like the fourth person to tell me that. But I need to know where to line the timing marks up. Do they all go straight up or what?

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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Give me the engine liter?

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 9:54 PM
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It's a 1.9 liter turbo

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 10:33 PM
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It's a 1.9 liter turbo.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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Put the engine no.1 piston on its compression stroke/TDC and align cam and crank pullies as indicated below

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 11:18 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the help. I greatly appreciate it. I would recommend you to anyone. Again thanks.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 11:25 PM

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