Originally Posted by elislider
yeah the marks on the timing belt are only there for convenience of setting time. once you turn the engine, they are irrelevant, as long as the marks on the crank and cam gears all stay lined up, you're good
also technically you didnt have to turn the belt around. its symmetrical
Actually he did, the arrows are the direction of rotation. Something about how the belt is internally constructed, the cords are directional or something like that. Yeah it would have run, but why risk it?