I am admitting a bonehead move here so everyone else please don't chime in just to tell me I am an idiot. I know that! I would appreciate any constructive feedback/answers.
I had a bear of a time getting the crankshaft bolt off, even with all the right tools. I was so exhausted and exasperated (exhausperated?) when I finally got it off that when I got to removing the timing belt I did not make sure that the three markers (crankshaft and two cam pulleys) were aligned with their "marks". They were all just a bit off to the right so I am 99% sure that I have them correctly positioned, i.e. the notches are all lined up with the marks, but given that the crankshaft rotates twice for each rotation of the cam pulleys I could be one crankshaft rotation off.
I could obviously finish putting it together, start the engine and see if I destroy it, LOL, but that is obviously NOT desirable. Is there ANY way to tell that I have them in sync? If I am one rotation off and turn the whole system (I have the belt on) manually by turning the crankshaft bolt, would I be able to feel the interference between the cylinder heads and the valves? I would think so but I would like the opinion of some people that are more informed than I am.
EDIT 2007 EX J-series engine