Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
Removing this highly torqued bolt can be done safely and easily by this simple method. Remove a spark plug and feed a length of common clothes line rope into the cylinder until it fills the space between the cylinder head and the spark plug opening. Leave sufficient amount of remaining rope outside of the opening in order to retrieve it later. Apply pressure to the wrench and the bolt in the direction for removal. As you apply pressure, the cylinder head will press against the rope until it stops movement of the cam shaft and engine without damage to the cylinder head. By preventing the engine from turning and further movement, you may then apply enough torque to loosen the bolt. Care should be exercised to observe all safety precautions otherwise required.
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