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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:28 pm 
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Is it possible just to turn a engine over by hand a few times? My 5.0L hasn’t been started for 4 months due to some dash-out interior mods (amongst other things) And I don't want it to seize on me. So yeah can it be done? :)

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:39 pm 
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Is it possible just to turn a engine over by hand a few times? My 5.0L hasn’t been started for 4 months due to some dash-out interior mods (amongst other things) And I don't want it to seize on me. So yeah can it be done? :)
sure can.pull the plugs out-note the leads where they go,put a socket on crank balancer nut-bolt,best is long handle t bar to turn motor over, you get about 1\3 of a turn,knock yourself out with turns. :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:47 pm 
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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:52 pm 
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Is it possible just to turn a engine over by hand a few times? My 5.0L hasn’t been started for 4 months due to some dash-out interior mods (amongst other things) And I don't want it to seize on me. So yeah can it be done? :)
sure can.pull the plugs out-note the leads where they go,put a socket on crank balancer nut-bolt,best is long handle t bar to turn motor over, you get about 1\3 of a turn,knock yourself out with turns. :roll: :roll:


why pull the plugs out if you don't mind me asking? (battery is disconnected)

and since its been sitting for so long, would turning it over harm the engine becuase (probably) the oil has drained from the top end back into the sump?

how much force is required to turn it over? is 4 months unstarted a long time? (Motor was in prefect health)

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:24 pm 
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if you dont pull the plugs out, and you still have compression, it'll be hard to turn by hand.

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:28 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
if you dont pull the plugs out, and you still have compression, it'll be hard to turn by hand.


ha!! it all makes sense now :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:32 pm 
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still easy enough to rotate though without taking them out.

 

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LOL i'd disconnect coil lead/coil pack (Whichever you have) and spin it over by the key.
4 Months isn't a long time, i've had engines sit around for YEARS and started them without any problems.
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LOL i'd disconnect coil lead/coil pack (Whichever you have) and spin it over by the key.
4 Months isn't a long time, i've had engines sit around for YEARS and started them without any problems.


i can't crank it, (stripped interior) :lol:

cheers about the info re: sitting time, make me breath a bit easier 8-)

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:29 pm 
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i can't crank it, (stripped interior) :lol:


pull out the starter relay and bridge the starter :)

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:33 pm 
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i can't crank it, (stripped interior) :lol:


pull out the starter relay and bridge the starter :)


that totally bypasses smartlock dosen't it? Should give that a go :twisted:

 

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