Centaur pulling the engine

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Re: Centaur pulling the engine

Post by splitpin » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:21 pm

Yes, if you have one it will be on the front of the valve cover. On mine when it is horizontal, pointing to port, that is the running position, vertically one exhaust valve is working and at 110 deg no compression from memory. Its easy enough to see by turning the engine over and seeing if you have compression or not. I doubt if without a decompression lever you will be able to get it to start but a very low geared extremely powerful drill just might if you can hold it. Good luck!

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Re: Centaur pulling the engine

Post by SeaDog » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:45 am

josephcrawley wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:17 pm
I should also ask if there is a way to start this engine without a starter. Perhaps I can use an impact driver on the crank bolt? I would just like to verify it will run before throwing good money after bad.
Thanks guys you are very helpful.
Yes. At the front of the engine, just above the raw water pump at about 1 o'clock. Lift (if its been installed correctly) the decompressor lever on the top of the engine and it should swing over.

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