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replacing head gasket...

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by canuckle, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. canuckle

    canuckle New Member

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    Hello all,

    Please bare with me as I'm new here. A long story short, I'm following the instruction in the link below to replace my head gasket on my 1993 honda civic DX coupe. In step 4 it says "IMPORTANT STEP! Set your motor to TDC (Top Dead Center), where the #1 cyl. is on the Intake stroke. Post if this confuses you." My cam will not turn at all so I'm obviously not able to set my motor to TDC. I just came in from the garage so I'm a bit miffed at what to do.

    I appeciate all help!

    Thanks in advance!


    http://hondaswap.com/general-tech-articles/how-change-head-gasket-lots-pics-71528/
     
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  2. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    why do you need your cam to turn to set it at TDC???
     
  3. canuckle

    canuckle New Member

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    Sorry I meant motor.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    u mean the crank???it should spin freely...
     
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    Sorry my terminology in english is not the greatest. It does not turn.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    ok soo your crank turns??what is the problem then??
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    he said it does not turn injen.

    theres a bolt in the middle of your crank pully. use a ratchet to spin the bolt and it should turn the whole assembly.

    if it doesnt spin, make sure you are in nuetral. and take out your spark plugs too.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i found it perfectly clear when he said it doesnt turn.. why the hell would you ask him if it did right after he said it didnt???

    :asshat:
     
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