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bring it back to the rebuilder and ask him to show you how easy it turns over, and i don't mean by the starter.
a crank should turn easily by hand when the case is all torqued up. (case and crank only, before pistons are attached). if it binds, or is hard to get going initially, but then turns somewhat easier, it's binding in the bearings because the case mainline is not straight. cases don't get better over the breakin period, and bearings are not supposed to "wear in" either. the crank rides on a cushion of oil and doesn't even touch the bearing when everything is in order. 2.7s are famous for this, and the cases need a bunch of machine work to be usable.
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