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2005 Outback XT Limited 5MT
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I have always just put them in without worrying about the rotation. With the notch on the crank pulley lined up with the crank sensor mark you will be able to install the cams with the lobes in a neutral position not pressing on the valves and then rotate them later into position for installing the timing belt without it touching the pistons. But I can't remember if I had to fight a little with the springs or not with slowly tightening the caps down to pull it in. Just remember to use lots of lube!

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