I just did my head gasket and got the head rebuilt. The cam's were taken out. I have them roughly at TDC, the lobes are facing towards eachother. My problem is, I don't have the cam lock tool to find out exactly where TDC is on the cams. I've searched and watched a couple videos but I need clarification.
I know which way the gears go on because they're marked in relation to the cam but do the arrows on the cam gears point 90 degrees straight up in relation to the ground, or to the surface of the head? So looking from the front of the car will they look like \ or | ?
Also, I have the bentley and it says to install a timing chain tension tool and not the tensioner when doing it, can I just loosely install the tensioner?
This is what I have so far, it's just testing it out. I don't think it's right.
This is with no pressure on the chain tensioner.
This is with adding pressure with my finger, it lines the cam holes up all the way to the left like it's supposed to be.
Does the arrow at the top have to shift to point up 90 degrees from the top of the head? If thats the case I'd have to turn the cam counter clockwise.
Also the crank is at top dead center, the mark is lined up.