Originally posted by RedScorp
I bump started the flywheel without the glowplug in so it would prime the carb. When I did that, the flywheel froze. Any ideas? The flywheel should rotate counter clockwise correct?
What's wrong and how do I fix it?
depends WHICH END of the motor u r FACING! COUNTER-clockwise with respect to which end?
FACING the FRONT of the motor - counter-clk would be the CORRECT way to reference which direction the motor turns, i.e., as u face the front (looking at the clutch) - the motor turns counter clock-wise.
FACING the REAR on the motor - clockwise is correct. as u face the exhaust end of the motor it will rotate clock-wise.
flywheel froze?? is this a new motor? it really should be able to rotate either direction and it dosen't matter (IF ur using a BUMP start, NON-pull start motor) which way u rotate it BY HAND - u should be able to turn it over by hand easily without a plug in either direction.
now, sometimes - the conrod will come SLIGHTLY off the crank stud (not completly) and PREVENT the motor from turning over as the conrod now contacts the side/bottom of the crank case conrod well. i have seen this when i have the motor in my hands and i'm turning the motor all around while holding it - the conrod is sorta loose on the stud to allow u to remove the piston and i have noticed that it will actually come off the stud a little if u hold the motor in a certain position and rotate the flywheel.
during normal running of course this can't occur - but if ur holding the car and turning it all around - this condition COULD occur. remove the back plate and see that the conrod is not touching the crank case anywhere in it's rotation cycle.