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Re: Help! Distributor out of sync with motor (850 Sport Coupe)

Quick and somewhat stupid question - what size socket / spanner do I need to make the engine turn?
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Quick and somewhat stupid question - what size socket / spanner do I need to make the engine turn?
No idea..

Maybe put it in gear and 'nudge' the engine over
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Re: Help! Distributor out of sync with motor (850 Sport Coupe)

Yes. Just put it in 3rd gear and nudge it forward as the big nut is inside the oil filter cover so that's best left alone.
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Re: Help! Distributor out of sync with motor (850 Sport Coupe)

some engines can be turned by hand if you have strong hands.


REMEMBER THE ENGINE TURNS ANTI CLOCKWISE
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Do please report back so we know how you got on.

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Do please report back so we know how you got on.

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Well I managed to find TDC using the chopstick method. The car wants to start, but the battery is dead now. I just bought a jumper pack and am heading over to the garage to try it out.
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Re: Help! Distributor out of sync with motor (850 Sport Coupe)

I would fully charge the battery to give you the best chance and take the jumper pack.

Check your earth lead between the engine and body, sometimes its bolted to the bulkhead and the clutch cover plate.

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Re: Help! Distributor out of sync with motor (850 Sport Coupe)

You'll have longer before spending on a new battery if you dont abuse it
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Re: Help! Distributor out of sync with motor (850 Sport Coupe)

I did fully charge the battery after all. The jumper pack is part of my to-go bag, which includes the most common size spanners (8, 10, 12, 13, 19) phillips and flathead screwdrivers of varying sizes, a pack of fuses, electrical tape, phone charger and now the jumper pack which also includes a headlamp.
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I did fully charge the battery after all. The jumper pack is part of my to-go bag, which includes the most common size spanners (8, 10, 12, 13, 19) phillips and flathead screwdrivers of varying sizes, a pack of fuses, electrical tape, phone charger and now the jumper pack which also includes a headlamp.

And... the suspense is killing me..

Does it run..??
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It runs, yes.
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