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I forgot to mention, when i have the pulley at 0IT when I put the camshaft gears on top the left camshaft gear doesn't fit in properly at the begging or line up accurately. I had to get a wrench and wrench towards the right to line it up then drill the top cover to keep it in place. I started car and it sounded horrible (rough Idle). So I took the engine apart again, and with a wrench turned the left camshaft over so the right camshaft and pulley moved along as well to get the pistons moving. everything turns over and is lined up...Odd. I did notice at one point of turning the engine is more difficult to turn over. What am I doing wrong?
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Maybe oil isnít getting to the lifters.

A compression test might be your next step.

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Car runs like this but the engine shakes violently.


Car runs like this but the engine shakes violently.
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Hey Benzyle,

Isn't turning the crank pulley the same as turning the camshaft gear to get everything moving? I have the belt on as well.
I don't know for certain ,,but when I have a problem I try to do everything the right way...
Rotate the engine using the crankshaft and confirm that 0 T corresponds to the number one piston being at the top of its compression stroke.
Then check camshaft timing marks are also correct.
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Is the chain tensioner in good shape? Installed properly?

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you need to do yourself a favor and do a leak down test. compression test if you dont have a leak down tester. post results. harbor freight has both for cheap.
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