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Old 02-01-2012, 08:33 PM
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How easily should my engine turn over?

I am doing my first rebuild and it is a gen 1 350. I was wondering how easily my engine should turn over with just the cam, crank, chain, and pistons. As in turning the crank bolt with a clicker torque wrench.


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first, never use your clicker torque wrench, there to expensive for that, use a breaker bar or long handle ratchet, second, put a little oil in the cylinders so there not dry and you should be able to turn it over with a mild resistance,
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Continuous turning not break away with standard rings probably in the 30-40ft/lb range. I've had it under 15ft/lbs with thin rings and low tension oil rings.
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