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Just replaced Timing Belt

My Diesel is an 08, have only driven it 1,450 miles, but I suspect it had a lot of hard miles when I bought it second hand. Odometer read 0 miles, but oem tires were bald and weather cracked. So, been a bit nervous about changing the timing belt. Good news, it's relatively easy! Also had a leaking seal in the front differential My mechanic with me (helping) slightly, haha, got the belt changed and the axle/differential seal replaced in less than 2 hours. Were able to replace the belt without removing front plastics! One mistake we made, cleaning the inside of timing belt cover with Brakekleen. Almost killed the rubber gasket, had to wait for it to shrink back. Might want to order the gasket when you do the belt. The original belt looked fairly good, but glad we changed. We downloaded from the service manual, instructions were very good. According to the timing marks my sprocket was off 1 notch. My mechanic wanted to put it back to spec, I said no way, it just flat out runs like a monster! Glad we put it back together "wrong". Curious if the cam is advanced or retarded, I think retarded would give it stronger top end, advanced for better bottom end. At least that's the case with Chrysler hemis, that I'm more familiar with.
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