So when you installed the timing chain, you made sure the slack of the chain was at the tensioner side? and the tight side of the chain was near the exhaust?
Then you put the cam sprocket back in with one tooth leaning towards the exhaust side?
when you do it this way, and put the tensioner back into place, it will pull the slack of the chain away from the cam sprocket down into the motor, aligning those marks where they need to be.
Its the same concept as the 22r yota motor.
I am having the same d*** timing issue. I either have one line on the cam sprocket leaning towards the exhaust, or leaning towards the intake. I cannot get them to lineup correctly.
Would moving the chain one tooth on the crank fix this? Or do I just let one line hang on the exhaust side, with the slack on the intake side?
'05 Rancher AT (wifes ride)
'01 400ex - Custom air box, battery relocation, Trimmed fenders, Renthal bars, FMF can, 14 tooth front, 20" Mudlites out back.
Last edited by Deeperinthabush; 09-30-2012 at 12:31 AM.