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Old 03-01-2016, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default 97 SW1 MMO Piston Soak Question

I'm doing an MMO piston soak on my 97 SW1 and I gather the best position for the cylinders to be in is when the Crankshaft and pulley wheel are at the 3 O'clock position.

Apparently when the crankshaft is at 3 O'clock all the pistons are in mid-stroke in the cylinders and that is the best position for the pistons to be in when doing an MMO soak.

I can't see the crankshaft keyway without removing the pulley wheel or crankshaft bolt.

I don't want to remove the pulley wheel or bolt at this point. Are there any markings on the pulley wheel that will tell me how to orient the pulley wheel to 3 O'clock?

Does anyone have a photo of what that looks like looking in from the passenger side with the wheel and the splash panel off?

If you don't have a photo, what other features on the Crankshaft pulley wheel will indicate when it is at 3 O'clock.

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There is a thin cut in the outer face of the pulley, that is the TDC mark. You can also just take out all the plugs and look.
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Default Re: 97 SW1 MMO Piston Soak Question

Found it! It was getting too dark to actually see it...had to have a drop light...Thought while I'm waiting for the parts to arrive, I'd do an MMO soak...

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There is a thin cut in the outer face of the pulley, that is the TDC mark. You can also just take out all the plugs and look.
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why would that matter? I thought when ya do this soak you crank the engine to spread the mmo In the cylinders anyway...
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