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Old 03-01-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default How can I tell my crankshaft pulley is at 3 O'clock?

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 postion.

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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Default Re: How can I tell my crankshaft pulley is at 3 O'clock?

Superimpose a clockface on the pulley as you're looking at it. NOw, what time is your pulley?

If you clean it off, there should be a hash,mark/notch on the circumference.

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Default Re: How can I tell my crankshaft pulley is at 3 O'clock?

With spark plugs removed, it might be easier to insert a long straw into each cylinder to visually gauge where each piston is positioned and rotate the crankshaft until all straws are protruding similar height.

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