Join Date: May 2009
Location: east coast
Car: OBW H6 VDC, Tribeca, XT6
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
lines on the belt and counting teeth is completely unnecessary - but the mark is usually (i would even say always) a little towards one side - you count by rounding. but of course that's silly since it's hard to look at it from perfectly dead on and distinguish such a small amount without getting into geometry and straight edges...LOL
my method - line the crank and cam marks, ignore the timing belt marks and tooth counting - and it's right 100% of the time. granted i've done a lot but still it's straight forward, easy, and never confusing.
H6 OBW VDC, H6 OB Sedan, Tribeca, Lifted XT6