Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Connecticut, USA
Tip for manually turning engine over (non-LSD, anyway)
This won't help anyone with a limited slip differential, sorry. You can stop reading now.
Last night I had my cam cover off to check valve clearances and the timing chain tension. Manuals always say to push the car in gear to turn the engine over; instead I decided to try something else. I jacked up the left rear wheel, put the car in fourth, and turned the rear wheel by hand. The engine turned. Much easier than pushing the car around an uneven gravel driveway at night. (Would have been even easier had I pulled the sparkplugs first.) I don't know if this is a common technique, but I'd never read about it, so I thought I'd pass it along.
[FONT="Century Gothic"][B]Bob Farace[/B]
[COLOR="DarkGreen"]1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce[/COLOR]
[I]Director, Connecticut branch, Scuderia Non Originale[/I][/FONT]