beelzebob
Trying to torque the rotor bolt to the GT 990 engine after replacing rotor but crankshaft/rotor turns. Any way to do this short of removing starter and wedging something into a flywheel tooth? Also, is 30 ft-lbs the correct torque?
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78buckshot
Remove the spark plug on the front cylinder, insert a length of soft rope about 6-8 inches long into the cylinder, keep 6-8 inches outside so you don't lose it, turn the rotor clockwise until the rope stops the piston from reaching TDC, now you can torque the rotor bolt to 30 ft.lbs.
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MacL
Usually, I can hold the fan with one hand while I tighten that bolt.
State your problem, not your diagnosis.
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Birken Vogt
78buckshot;n59853 wrote:
Remove the spark plug on the front cylinder, insert a length of soft rope about 6-8 inches long into the cylinder, keep 6-8 inches outside so you don't lose it, turn the rotor clockwise until the rope stops the piston from reaching TDC, now you can torque the rotor bolt to 30 ft.lbs.


If you are going to do this, do it on the compression stroke, don't want to be doing it against an open valve.
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