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Engine timing without cam locks

Hi everyone, I would appreciate some ideas on how to tighten the timing belt just right without using the cam lock on the exhaust side, because altering the stock timing.
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check the tension after turning the engine a few revolutions, then adjust the tensioner if needed without any locks present.

The tricky part is getting the exhaust cam where you want it to be prior to checking the tension
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The tricky part is getting the exhaust cam where you want it to be prior to checking the tension
That is what I'm worried about, the only way I can think off is using a wrench to hold the exhaust cam in place manually while my friend tensions the belt the usual way with the four bolts on the inlet cam.
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if you get the tension right between the intake and exhaust prior to the final tension adjustment, you don't need to loosen the exhaust pulley anymore
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That's what I'm trying to figure out how to tighten the belt between the cams because in normal conditions you use the locks.. but I can't use the exhaust one and I have to hold the exhaust in place with a wrench and while I do that the other guy tightens the belt the regular way. At least in theory..
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Although once timing belt get loosened it requires change. If you have any doubt,it is better to take the advice of professional mechanic.
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Or find these Alfa Romeo | Laser Tools on fleabay/gumtree/etc ... they do come up.
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a vernier pulley is what you need so you can change the exhaust cam timing from "0".
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I have the timing blocks, they are of no use to me because I want to alter the timing from stock..

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a vernier pulley is what you need so you can change the exhaust cam timing from "0".
Maybe... we shall see..
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