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Re: locking engine with part ROPE-4'
On Sat, 15 Jun 1996, Mark Eissler wrote:
> >From: Paul.Heneghan@bbc.co.uk (Heneghan,Paul)
> >Final question - how do you lock the engine without the special tool.
> > Can you wedge a screwdriver against the teeth on the flywheel?
> Disconnect battery negative lead. Next, remove the starter. With the
> starter gone, slide the piece of angle iron into the starter opening in the
> bellhousing. The angle iron should be positioned so that it looks like the
> top left corner of the outline of a box. So that a leading edge is jammed
> inbetween two teeth on the starter ring gear and that the other leading
> rests on the bottom of the opening. (Flipping the iron the other way--so
> that a flat edge rests on the bottom of the opening--does not work, it's a
It's a lot safer, cheaper and easier to stuff about four feet of a nylon
rope in the number one cylinder when its at BDC, and crank on the big
bolt. Works every time for me.
Graydon D. Stuckey
Flint, Michigan USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II