When removing the crank bolt, we need to face the engine from the pulley. Whichever way the engine is facing is not the problem. When the engine is being cranked or running, it is the direction as opposed to the removal of the bolt that matters.
Almost all engine have the crank turning clockwise with right threaded bolts and cranking with a breaker bar and socket would remove the bolt.
Honda engines of pre-y2k models are 99 % anticlockwise from pulley with right threaded bolts. How would the bolt come loose if the engine is turning in opposite direction non-hondas?
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 12:34 PM