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post #211 of 299 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Does the engine now turn with a wrench on the rotor?

I think the cronological order was:

1. Fellow worked on clutch.
2. Something was not done correctly.
3. That something worked loose, etc.
4. Hole was punched in case.
The engine does turn a little with the clutch out is that a good thing also I am going to start the engine removal today


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The engine has to come out anyways, so it is not a waste of time.
It would be a shame to lose the Mean Streak engine goodies if you swap for a Classic engine.
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The engine has to come out anyways, so it is not a waste of time.
It would be a shame to lose the Mean Streak engine goodies if you swap for a Classic engine.
Yea I don't want a classic engine. All I have left is to remove the 4 engine mount bolts and the engine is out I will post back when engine is out


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I have never looked inside a vulcan engine, so this may sound stupid, cause i dont know the internals.But one time i was rebuilding a suzuki 4 cylinder.It would turn over 2 1/2 turns with a wrench to the crank bolt then stop.It turned out being the cam chain guide.it had somehow slipped out of place and locked up the engine.After pulling off the head i found it and all was well .I dont know if that is possible with the vulcan engine.

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I have never looked inside a vulcan engine, so this may sound stupid, cause i dont know the internals.But one time i was rebuilding a suzuki 4 cylinder.It would turn over 2 1/2 turns with a wrench to the crank bolt then stop.It turned out being the cam chain guide.it had somehow slipped out of place and locked up the engine.After pulling off the head i found it and all was well .I dont know if that is possible with the vulcan engine.
Yea I'm not sure either I know it has a hole in the block and it won't start so I will be looking inside of it for the first time


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Check on utube as I do recall watching a guy pull down a mainstream engine.

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The engine is now out what's next ?


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Put your wrench on the rotor, rock it back and forth to see if you can determine what is stopping it from turning. What is nice to do is see if you can spot the fault before a tear-down. What can be a pain is you do nothing and all of a sudden it starts to turn with no explanation! And what I mean by that, say there is a chunk of case jammed somewhere, it falls out, and you lose the condition. Ugh! It is always a help to know the exact fault as it is found. If no luck, start taking the cylinders off one at a time. Everytime you remove something, check again for full rotation.

You will need a manual and a camera for this operation.

I admire your willingness to take on this task.
Your knowledge base is growing by leaps and bounds!!!

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Let me give you an example of the above.
Many years ago, I used to work on complicated mechanical contraptions that, on occasion, would jam up. Now, if you backed the works up a little, the fault would usually clear, but the problem was still there that caused the jam in the first place. Now, one did not know what started the problem and the machinery definitely was not fixed and it was a short trip to another jam-up, usually after one left the building.

If there was something jammed in a gear somewhere, you would really like to know that because then the gear could be given a close examination for impending failure... otherwise it may be glossed over.
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You will need a manual and a camera for this operation.

I admire your willingness to take on this task.
Your knowledge base is growing by leaps and bounds!!!
Sfair is right on the camera, when you go puttin things back together those pics are a lifesaver, you can't have enough of um.

Keep tryin what Sfair suggests the two of you will solve this yet.
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