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b7 cam timing

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 99sidude, Jun 16, 2007.

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    So today I installed a used b7 to replace my gsr while it gets built. The engine cranks no problem, and is getting fuel and spark, but just won't fire up. I checked the timing and when I move the cam gear to TDC, the crank pulley is off TDC by a half rotation. Now tomorrow I'm gonna reset it correctly and hopefully all goes well.

    My question is this: do you think that the valves will be bent due to the fact that the the car was cranked with the timing off so much? Is the b7 an interference engine? The engine cranks no problem by hand, and cranks smoothly with the starter. I don't hear any noises such as valves hitting pistons.
     
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    whew.... thats awesome to hear
    wish me luck!
     
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    one other question? which notch on the crank pulley is the TDC mark? My shop manual says its the notch thats painted white. On mine, there is no paint, just 3 notches evenly spaced, and another that is offset from the rest. Im guessing its the offset one, just want to be sure.
     
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    whooo it fired! Thanks for the help!
     
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