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Old 05-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #73
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I don't think that you want to be either holding a piston, or hydraulicing a cylinder when applying maybe 300 ft/lbs of torque to this four banger's crank. I know of engines (admittedly long stroke radial and inverted aircraft engines) that could suffer a bent connecting/link rod (and they are made out of "really" good stuff!) when the engine was simply cranked over with the starter, and coming to a quick halt because oil in a lower cylinder (with time oil tended to drain past the piston rings to the top of the lower cylinders after shutdown) had not been cleared out prior to cranking it over. I don't think this would happen here for a couple of reasons, but I wouldn't risk it.
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