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#1 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 07:44 PM
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i have a 1988 325i recently my timing belt broke and had six valve bent and one rocker arm broken. cant seem to get the timing right. i am always one or two teeth off according to the marking on the head and the gear. someone please help!!!!!!!
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i have a 1988 325i recently my timing belt broke and had six valve bent and one rocker arm broken. cant seem to get the timing right. i am always one or two teeth off according to the marking on the head and the gear. someone please help!!!!!!!
What you said here makes very little sense. I take it the head was fixed and you are now trying to install the timing belt or what? From the way this is typed, the belt broke and you are now trying to align your timing marks...
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Yeah sorry for being unclear but I did have the head fixed and installed everything back on the car but while trying to get the timing correct I am always off by one or two teeth no matter what I do. I aligned the #1 cylinder at TDC and aligned the timing sprocket mark with the one marked on the head and still off any suggestions on how to get it to the correct timing. Thanks
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Alighn the crank and cam marks (don't go by piston hight) then put the timing belt on with all the slack on the tensioner side keeping the straight side tight.

P.S. A clothes pin helps holding the belt on the cam sprocket while you install the tensioner.
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