1998 Other Renault Models Timing marks on sprokets

Tiny
LUCKYGJ
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  • 1998 RENAULT
  • V8
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
Hi can anyone tell me how to fit a new cam-belt to my renault magane senic 1.6 the old one snapped. I need to know how to set the correct timing? Am I right in thinking you line up the marks on the belt with the marks on the sprokets?
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Friday, May 29th, 2009 AT 4:53 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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There are mark's on the crankshaft sprocket and a mark on the engine block/bottom cover to line it up with !! the camshaft sprocket has a mark on the head to to line the sprocket up with .. you need a special tool to lock in place both crankshaft and camshaft once lined up ...Also, have you checked for bent valves .. this is an interference engine and will definately have bent some valves when the belt snapped ... ?

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Friday, May 29th, 2009 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks for feedback,
i was told though that you don't no how much if any damage has been done before you fit a new belt, although I believe this is a money saving suggestion. Can the special tool be bought on its own from somewhere like healfords?

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Saturday, May 30th, 2009 AT 3:19 AM
Tiny
DAVE H
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There is no way of telling how much damage has been done untill you remove the head ... I believe you will defrinately have damage to the some if not all of the valves ..no matter what speed the engine was turning at when the belt snapped it WILL have bent some valves ...I believe you will be saving yourself some time by just removing the head to repair the damaged valves, not just fitting a new belt and finding the vehicle will not start then removing the head to repair ? I was an RAC/Greeenflag roadside tech for 10 years prior to coming the the USA and have seen this hundreds of times .. never once did it not bend any valves .. sorry for the bad news !! ... yes, you should be able to get the Cam/Crank locking tool at most good autoparts stores

hope this helps .. let me know


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Sunday, May 31st, 2009 AT 6:12 AM

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