Re: [DML] A new trick for old dogs
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Re: [DML] A new trick for old dogs

This will be absoulutely fine -IF- the piston's on firing stroke, 
otherwise you'll bend the valves. Also it ain't easy to get down those 
spark plug wells. I've known engine mounts rip against a flywheel 
locking tool doing this job and would guess that your conrod might not 
like it too much at that kind of torque either. You also need to know 
the rope isn't going to leave and bits behind.

On balance, no - wouldn't dream of it.


Tell you if you ask. wrote:

>I recently recall a debate about methods to get the crank pulley nut 
>off of our engines. This fellow used an interesting procedure. 
>Essentially he removed a sparkplug, and positioned the piston about 
>halfway on the stroke. He then feeds a length of rope into the 
>cylinder, coiling it as best as he can as he feeds it. Then when 
>applying loosening pressure to the crank pulley nut, the piston 
>comes to a stop against the rope, essentially locking the engine, 
>supposedly without doing any damage.

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