find timing marks and set timing on 1990 BMW 325i

Im attempting to replace the timing belt and have already taken the parts off the engine. How do I find the timing marks and how are they supposed to be lined up before i put the new timing belt on?

by in Lynchburg, VA on September 11, 2010
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on September 12, 2010
My best suggestion would be to get a service manual from your local parts store. I mean you are willing to replace the timing belt yourself but not willing to get a manual?
COMMENT by on September 12, 2010
Im actually trying to help a friend with this chore. He purchased a manual and he tells me that it doesnt give the locations of the timing marks and how to line them up to properly set the timing.
ANSWER by on September 14, 2010
ensure arrow on camshaft is aligned to timing mark on cylinder head. timing mark on crank sproket is aligned towith notchin cover (about 1 0clock position.
COMMENT by on September 14, 2010
thank you kindly for your response