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Old 03-08-2009, 09:15 AM
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Manual Engine Cranking

To manually crank my 450SL engine, do I rotate the engine clockwise as I stand in front of the engine? Also, I'm having trouble finding the crank bolt. Is it under some type of shroud? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 03-08-2009, 11:30 AM
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1. Clockwise, and ONLY clockwise.

2. There is a nut inside the pulley at the harmonic balancer. On earlier cars, there MIGHT be a plastic cap over it. At least on my cars, the nut (which, again, may be underneath a cap on your car) is 27MM.

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