2000 vw beetle cannot start after replacing seized engine with 2nd hand one. What could be the cause?

Asked by Sep 15, 2015 at 08:25 AM about the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine seized and then replaced it with 2nd hand one but car cannot start. Have checked crankshaft and camshaft marks and they don't align at the same position, so am not sure if this could be the cause. Is it possible to realign the timing marks on the 2nd hand engine

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This should help you to understand how to align the timing marks...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srf6jh-IvYw

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