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I am experiencing the original stated problem. Engine is on

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i am experiencing the original stated problem.
Engine is on a stand out of the vehicle.
I have a 2001 Subaru 2.5 SOHC engine. The engine and heads are recently rebuilt.
so with the timing belt installed, and timing mark all in proper location, and spark plugs removed, I can only get a little less than a 1/4 turn, before resistance is meet and main crank will not rotate any further, or at least not without me being scared of bending valves or breaking something else.
Unfortunately I can't blame the car being in gear as the problem?
all three rotate freely individually.
thanks for the help.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

did the lower end rotate fine prior to the heads being installed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it did
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

marks are set like this?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
correct.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

it should take a little force.. unless something is hanging up..if its in time its in time... you have 2 choices crank a little harder or tear down and verify the rotating assembly is undamaged

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
little force? have a guess at what lbs/ft would be to much force?
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

100 ish

Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

if everything is correct and it hits then r timing is not correct

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yeah its way over that
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

like how hard are you pushing ? breaker bar?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ha no breaker bar, but big torque wrench.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

and how many ft lbs is it at

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thanks for the help.. think I'm just going to take it tomorrow. maybe figure out this mess. cheers!
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

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