Need help finding TDC, engine install.

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  1. DukeBoy88

    DukeBoy88 1/2 ton status

    Oct 16, 2002
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    Jonestown Pa
    Helping a friend install a new 3.4L in his toyota 4runner. Having a brain fart on how to find TDC. timing is belt is off, overhead camshaft cogs are lined up on timing marks and I turned the crank until air stopped coming out of #1 cylinder spark plug hole. I used duct tape over the hole and watched it flex like a drum skin. How do I know if this is the compression or exhaust stroke? Am I missing something simple? thanks in advance.

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