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Originally posted by long board
Yup, the engine turns over fine. Tight, but hey, it's new it should be a little tight--right??
The motor should turn over easily except for the resistance of compressing the air in the cylinder. If the plugs are out it should turn over easily with a wrench on the pulley nut. (You will need to squeeze the fan belt so it doesn't slip.)

Bearings do not "break in". The crank journals should not be even be touching the bearings unless the motor is turned off.

That part about "Mag cases move alot until they are seated" sounds pretty fishy to me.

I can't imagine putting a 3 ft breaker bar on the motor to turn it over but hey, I don't get out much so I'll reserve judgement. Sounds a recipe for breaking something.

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