Is that clockwise sitting in the driver's seat, i. E. Towards the passenger side, or clockwise facing the engine from the front of the car looking towards the rear?
To recap. After a fire and wiring restoration, the starter motor tunde the engine a partial rotation. Then something locked.
I want to turn it "backward, " whichever way that is, with a breaker bar on the pully bolt, but can't move the engine even the slighest amount, either in gear, by rocking it, or with a breaker bar on the pully bolt, to determine which way is "backward."
In other words, the starter motor took it to this point, and I want to try to "untake it", to free the engine, before I pull it and dismantle it to see if it is in fact a broken apex seal wedged between the rotor and the housing.
My original question to this forum was in search of any arcane cause related to rotary engines about which I have little experience.
It just seemed strange to me that the car had an engine fire, and, oh yah, the engine was broken. I wanted to rule out anything I might have done in repairing the fire damage, or any cause from the fire itself (I understand that fires are somewhat common on these things).
So, before I put a giant, colossal torque on a breaker bar, on the front pully, which way does the engine turn? Am I pulling on a bar, from the passenger side, or pushing? That's as plain as I can make my question.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 AT 1:34 PM