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In the process of working on a head gasket job for my daughter's 05 1.8.
I'm trying to line up the chain marks but I'm not sure if these are right.
I have read on the manual that there should be 2 blue chain links, one for the intake and the other for the exhaust side.
A yellow one for the crank mark.
I am able to see 1 blue link only. Is this normal? Also, am in the right spot for TDC based on these pics?
It seems a little off to me. The mark, from what I read, should be in line with the link, not in between links like on the pic.
My guess, I need to remove the bottom end and just do the chain job.
Thoughts? I appreciate your help on this!
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Ok great! I thought I would need to do the timing chain too...it seemed to me like a tooth had been jumped or something like that. This car was given to us for my daughter...my coworker wanted her to have it and felt I could fix it. This was holding me up a bit but glad to hear I'm not too far off.
The tension is tight at this time on the chain between the two sprockets. Thank you guys for such quick responses and assistance!
 
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