Best way to get engine to TCD for cyl #1?
Next, is there a way to know whether it's TDC after the compression stroke or after the exhaust stroke?
I ask because I'm getting ready to do a couple timing belts on a couple different vehicles. One is very strait forward, but the other one seems a little more involved. I've had to get a cylinder at TDC before, but I had the valve cover off and could watch the valves opening and closing... I'd prefer not to take the valve cover off every time I need to get a cylinder to TDC though.
BTW, both the cars are mine, and they are both non-interference engines. I wouldn't be doing a timing belt on somebody else's car if I knew it were an interference engine.