Kia Cam placement/alignment of timing belt
Hello all, I am going to try to explain this the best I can. I kind of rambled in my last post. I replaced my timing belt at 73k (this was the second replacement, first one at 55k) because my balance shaft belt broke and i figured get a fresh start on my timing belt and water pump too since im in there. When I took off the timing belt off(previously replaced by some one else) the cams both moved inward of each other (1-2 teeth). The diagram kinda shows how it moves when the belt comes off. So needless to say I naturally moved the cams back outward when I put the new belt on. But when I do, I line all the timing marks up and the belt bows up in between the cams (from the inward pressure) The teeth DO NOT slip off the cam sprockets, and the engine runs great like this but I can't imagine this is designed to be this way.
I am thinking the previous guy spun one or both of the cams off a rotation, but if he had done that then I would imagine bent valves and or rough engine would ensue. Right? The pics show the belt bowed up and the one with my finger pushing it down shows how much flex it has. Now the pics show the belt on, the timing marks all lined up, and the tensioner tensioning. There is no extra tooth of belt between them because this is the only way it goes on to where both cams will align to the timing marks.
Can anyone who has done this before tell me if they had to align there cams the same? Thanks in advance.