My question is: When changing the timing belt, and putting the new belt on over the cam gears, how tight should it be between the gears there? I mean before I tension it. It is my understanding it should be medium, basically, lay it over the cam gears and let lay in comfortably, but without exerting any real force or pressure trying to make it tight, because that will occur later. Am I correct? Along with the manual, vfaq and this website, a friend is helping me, that has more experience in general automotive. He wanted to make it tight right early on up there. Well then when we got it all together, the intake is advanced 1 tooth (or you could say the crank is CCW one tooth, same difference). The tensioner is set properly. My friend says he thinks that is as good as we can get it. I think he is wrong, and the whole reason we are having the problem is because he is trying to pre-tighten the belt up on the cam gears before setting the tension. Although if it is too lose, it can jump? Please let me know how tight to out it on, and also, how will it feel immediately after setting tensioner, how will it feel after setting, and what about after driving? Incidentally, how would being off one tooth advance (clockwise) on the intake side affect it?