1.9 MJET 16V
Does anyone know why Alfa put an indicator mark on the camshaft pulley when it's not keyed to the cam itself ?
I'm doing the cambelt right now and the old belt has no timing indicator lines on it (Gates Powergrip belt, first replacement I think). I'm going to have to mark the old belt to the indicators on the cam and crank pulleys and transfer the marks to the new belt (or at least check they match the marks on the new belt). I can't use the cam pulley mark as is because I can't be sure it was set correctly to the marked belt indicators when the totally unmarked Gates belt was fitted.
Just interested to know if the belts fitted at the factory have the timing marks already indicated or is that just an after market addition ? I'm guessing they did come with markings because the new kit seems to be Alfa original (has markings) and there seems little point having the markings after market if you can't be certain the cam sprocket indicator mark was set correctly at the factory when the engine was first setup using the timing tools.