If it's one of the Motecks or clone's it'll have a shaft bend 30° relative to the main polar axis. You need to set the motor inclination angle on the motor scale (around 52) and dish elevation slightly facing up. Dish elevation markings are not that accurate but on some true dish markings it should be around 22°.
I have done this now, i was reading it wrong, lol. My pole is vertical by checking with a spirit level and i have set the DM8000 up at 0.8w and locked onto the satellite. I am receiving a SNR of 74-75%, is this low or ok? I then move the dish to 28.2E and i get 85%, but when i move to the west i dont seem to be getting very good signals from the sats. I am still learning with the Dreambox as it is my 1st box other than a sky one.
Well you should get 15w, 22w etc but there are very few transponders received on these birds. See _http://www.flysat.com/satlist.php for more info. 30West though for example is an easy catch so if you have line of sight and are unable to receive this then the dish is not tracking correctly.