Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-10-2007, 10:23 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Dallas, TX (Addison)
Posts: 270
how to turn engine by hand

how does one turn an engine over by hand? what is the correct direction? so many warning here about NOT turning it backward? is clockwise to MY right when standing in front of the car or from the perspective of the engine in the car?

i know i sound stupid so don't flame me please!

__________________
R Martin
Dallas, TX (Addison)

86 560SEL, 128K
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-10-2007, 12:11 PM
I told you so!
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Motor City, MI
Posts: 2,853
Yes, you turn the engine the same way it turns during operation. You do it by using a socket that fits on the nut in the middle of the crankshaft dampner and turn with a breaker bar or ratchet. You may need a short socket extension to get the proper clearance.
__________________
95 E320 Cabriolet, 159K
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-10-2007, 04:16 PM
280EZRider's Avatar
No Dumping
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern Oregon Valley
Posts: 1,606
If you have a gasoline engine, you can remove all spark plugs while using extreme caution to prevent any crud from falling thru the holes into the cylinders. Since it's near impossible to get a socket on the crank bolt of a MBZ engine without removing a lot of parts, it's possible to rotate the engine by turning the power-steering pump as long as the the spark plugs have been removed - no compression.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-10-2007, 04:17 PM
junqueyardjim's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana about 30 miles north of downtown Indianapolis
Posts: 2,623
Yes Kestas, but he doesn't know

That is why he is asking. He obviously does not know which way the engine turns when running. So the correct answer is clockwise as it looks to you when you are standing in front of the engine.
__________________
Junqueyardjim
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. C.S. Lewis



1983 Mercedes W123 240D 4 Speed 285,000 on the road with a 617 turbo, beautiful butter yellow, license plate # 83 240D INDIANA

2003 Jaguar Type X, AWD. beautiful, good mileage,
Mom's car, but I won't let her drive it!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-10-2007, 05:04 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Dallas, TX (Addison)
Posts: 270
thank you all

my mechanic friend who works on mercedes came by and tried to turn it using the belts. he couldn't do it. said doesn't mean it's locked up but he can usually turn it by the belts.

__________________
R Martin
Dallas, TX (Addison)

86 560SEL, 128K
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2024 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page