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Yes Olli you are correct. :)

The Esprit is timed with a Strobe light via the window/pointer on the top of the transaxle bellhousing , using the marks engraved into the flywheel.

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You can also use the aux belt crank pulley at the front of the engine. There are timing marks on the pulley which align to the front oil seal housing plate. Not sure which one is easier reckon they are as bad as each other to get to but theres no dismantling involved using the pulley.

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You can also use the aux belt crank pulley at the front of the engine. There are timing marks on the pulley which align to the front oil seal housing plate. Not sure which one is easier reckon they are as bad as each other to get to but theres no dismantling involved using the pulley.

The cam drive sprockets also have marks that line up at TDC, if you have a light that has the ability to adjust, you can set the amount of advance onto the light then adjust the dizzy until the marks on the back of the sprockets line up. Far easier than getting to the other marks (on a S3 turbo anyway)

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One further thing to watch out for...once you've loosened the distributor, it's spring loaded to come out! So, if you're not careful, it can disengage from the driving dogs and cease rotating. That can be mystifying until you realise whats happened!

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