My mechanic was changing the timing on 2010 Hyundai Verna which has a 1.6 DOHC, the timing belt is attached to one cam gear and those cams are connected by a chain from the other end. While an interesting design, there was only 1 mark on the cam that is connected to the timing belt (for TDC I assume). I asked him how does he adjust the timing when the chain between them is removed for maintenance and he literally told me he just tries to make the both cams barely touch the lifters and thus the engine is in time because the cams are exactly opposing each other.
Now my question is, is there a better way to do this? how can the timing be adjusted if an engine has no timing marks? is his method correct? are the camshafts always full 180 degrees from each other?