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how do i set my pistons at mdc

i recently bought a 85elx off a family member for 150 pound. The head gasket had gone on it and they had started stripping engine down. Im now fixing it but they had only used tipex to mark timing and i dont really want to rely on it so if i set pistons at mdc and lock crank then turn over cams and lock them is this how i would time the engine and also how do i set pistons at mdc.
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Re: how do i set my pistons at mdc

What engine is in it? 1.2 8v. Use the flywheel markings and camshaft markings that are already present. And you can't lock the shafts
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What engine is in it? 1.2 8v. Use the flywheel markings and camshaft markings that are already present. And you can't lock the shafts
its a mk1 85 elx 1.2 16v
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Re: how do i set my pistons at mdc

You need the proper locking tools and it should have been locked before removing the head. It will still have markings so line them up and the tools should then lock it
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Re: how do i set my pistons at mdc

Two equal length pieces of dowl/rod poking down the cyl 1 and 2 spark plug holes. Turn crank until both are level with number 1 going down.
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