This principle, setting Toyota L Timing Marks is through to all vehicles not only for Toyota. It is a very important step after you have done things like camshaft oil seal replacement wherein you have removed one of the gears and the timing belt.
Once you have removed the timing belt and some of the gears, there’s always a movement that changes the ignition timing which you have to set it to its proper place.
On the other post, you have visited like replacement of camshaft oil seal you will surely have the need of doing the setting of the timing marks because you have removed the timing belt before you can remove the camshaft gear.
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Timing marks can vary from different models and brands but the principle does not change. They are marks that should be considered seriously when fixing your car. Paying no attention to this and putting back all the parts will just be a waste of time. Why?
You will and you will surely go back and fix that timing. This is the power of your engine and the efficiency of your fuel. No correct timing no power and no fuel efficiency or the worse thing your engine will not start.
Thank you to the inventors that thought of this guiding marks which will remind us that marks are not just in there but are indications that they possess and assume and perform roles in the engine power function that cannot be tolerated and brushed aside by a car owner when doing it yourself a car service.
As always being said when disassembling engine parts it is important to study all the placements of every part before you go on with your job. Not only parts but even marks that you notice will surely have a certain function to be understood in the operation of the whole.