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HELP! I'm frustrated

I have a problem with my 930. I rebuilt the top end of the engine and reinstalled it in the car.

Although it turned over freely before I put it in it seemed to be frozen solid when I went to start it.

I figured that the clutch pressure plate bolts that I replaced were too long and were preventing the flywheel from turning. So I dropped the engine again and replaced the bolts. (they were 5mm too long)

It now turned over easily by hand when mated to the transmission so I reinstalled it. The starter turned the engine over easily in the vehicle. But I had missed the clutch fork in the throw out bearing so I dropped the engine again and reinstalled the transmission, this time with the fork under the TOB.

While it was out I rechecked the cam timing and the distributer alignment and the re-installed the engine and transmission in the vehicle.

Now the engine once again seems to be frozen solid and will not turn over on the starter WTF?

Before I drop the engine for a third time I would like to get some input on what could be going on here.... so HELP!!!!
2008 BMW 320i
2006 Mercedes ML320
2004 Mercedes ML270 cdi
1998 Porsche Boxter
1988 Porsche 930 Targa (sold)
Old 04-25-2005, 02:38 AM
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