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Hi all . I've rebuilt my td5 engine, been setting up the rocker shaft for the injector set up. and when turning the crank by hand it felt very very tight. is this right ?

will the starter motor be able to take it ?

am i just panicing too much.??? any help would be much apprieciated .

cheers everyone


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Assuming the valve train is complete, and the cylinders are sealed (injectors and glow plugs fitted etc), you should be able to feel ( and hear) each cylinder build compression, and loose it, as the valves open and close. This means turning the engine over by hand will feel 'lumpy'.

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