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New member, massive overhaul and refresh project on my 02 ALH Golf.

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I'm just hoping to find a bit more info on making sure the crankshaft is still at TDC when your putting the engine back together. Any pointers will be appreciated! I will post pics here later in case Antibes interested....

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It should not have moved but the way to check for TDC is the flywheel stamp against the bellhousing. It sounds like the transmission isn't on.

If not, use a dial gauge through the glow plug hole on #1 cylinder to check for TDC.

If not, there is a small notch on the crankshaft pulley (serpentine belt pulley) that line up with a small mark on the timing belt cover. It's not accurate enough to do the timing belt but it's close enough so that you can put the camshaft on. I actually don't have any pictures, could you take some? Since your engine is out it sounds like you can get a good straight on picture and it will help many others as well.
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