Just make sure you rotate the engine by hand a few times before you start it. And make sure the marks line up when they should.
You may be able to do that before you pull the pin.
188k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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