55 ft-lbs should be in the right ballpark. Since there is a considerable
reduction between the starter itself and the engine, the starter doesn't
need to apply much torque to turn the engine. My DeWalt cordless drill
would probably do it. You might look for another problem- such as was
something hitting the flywheel, etc.
> OK - my new 1275 is back out and on the engine stand
> because the gear redustion starter wuioldn't spin it.
> The engine has sat for 3 months since assembly now. I
> spun it with a breaker bar, and it quickly got back to
> where it felt like after assembly. Now my inexperience
> has me worried - is it too tight??? I put a torque
> wrench on it, and with the plugs out it takes approx.
> 55 ft lbs to spin it. Do I stuff it back in the car
> and try it??? Will the starter spin it? Do any of you
> engine gurus have advice? Any info would be