Originally Posted by a_2000_se
Check your timing to be sure the marks didn't move, TDC on compression stroke, after you put the belt on.
Your hydraulic lifters seem firm when you try to push down on each one - not soft or spongy?
It looks like you didn't have your original head reworked but rather got a used reworked head with unknown mileage?
Thank you for the response. Timing marks were good afterwards. We will check the lifters. And I bought a brand new, aftermarket head with 0 miles.