Engine rotation to find master link?
I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread!
I have the cam cover off and am ready to take out the master link from the timing chain, but I am unable to rotate the engine. I've tried using the fan and even the power steering pump, but the belts slip instead of turning the engine. I checked that the car is in neutral and have the spark plugs removed. What am I missing? I'd rather not use the started to rotate the engine, but I'm out of other ideas.
Also, I checked the compression prior to opening up the engine to see about needing a valve job in addition to the head gasket. My numbers were all 130 lbs. (128-131). Is this a valid test for a cold engine, and are these number indicative of reasonably good valves?