I am getting ready to replace the tensioner and guides. i know there is a proper way to line up the marks to set the engine at TDC without taking the rocker cover off. However, you need to make sure the cams are aligned in compression stroke and not exhaust. You will know which one it is once you take the timing chain cover off. If the marks show alignment that cams are in exhaust stroke, the camshaft sprocket needs to be rotated 360 degrees. So my question...how do you spin the crankshaft once the cover is off? do you put the pulley bolt back in and spin it with a ratchet that way or there is a special socket? I've seen those sockets but its inner diameter is smaller than the shaft's.
Also, any tips along the way of entire procedure are appreciated
On a side note: I've replaced rocker covers before and I am trying to avoid this procedure right now knowing that there is another way.
Thank you all for any input.