Well, the Feroza/Sportrak looks beautifully easy to work on just flicking through the service manual.
Anyway, bout to take delivery of my '97 model and the first move is to replace the cam belt for piece of mind. The job looks pretty straight forward (ive only ever done chains before), I do have one question however...
It is always mentioned to rotate the crank to TDC on the compression stroke and ensuring the markings are aligned appropriately before doing the actual replacement - is this a piece of mind thing so you can be sure the pulleys dont move? Cuz it seems to me that a quick off/on with a timing belt could be done with the motor at any position and providing the pulleys didnt jump there should be no problem?
I've also read the "count the ribs between the pulleys" method of making sure there is no pulley jump but this doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. It seems that the pulleys are always going to be the same distance apart so this count would tell you nothing...
Would be great if y'all could clear up these two little queries I have.