I recently bought a Pathfinder V6 here in Brazil and I need some help. We don't have much V6s here in Brazil, so the garages don't handle these engines very well, specially imported cars such as Nissan.
The thing is that the previous owner took it to the garage and they replaced the cylinders head on the driver's side of the engine and it just screw*d the engine. It still works, but it is out of timing.
I have managed to remove the first spark plug of each block (Passenger and Driver's side) and also all the stuff in front of the engine to try to fix the timing, but I am running into some issues:
- The timing belt doesn't have any marks, though it is new
- Cam cage and crank marks are not aligned
I know that the #1 piston, passenger's side, first from front to back, needs to be at TDC.
I also know that the camshaft on the passenger's side, needs to be on the compression stroke.
Now, with this info, if it is correct
, I got Crank and Passenger's side Camshaft aligned, right?
In which position should camshaft be on the Driver's side?
I am not a mechanic, I just try to do things on my own. I can speak English, but technical terms might be wrong.
I searched for timing issues in the Forum, but all of the results include the utilization of a marked timing belt, so that's why I am posting this. These auto parts are quite expensive here, so I hope I don't need to replace the timing belt.
Hope you guys can understand what I meant!