Park the car on level ground to avoid tipping over. Use wheel chocks placed in front of the front and rear tire to prevent the car from moving as you work. Remove hub caps, if they are present, before you raise the car using a flat head screwdriver so as to expose lug nuts.
A flat tire is always a terrible inconvenience, but if you have breakdown cover either via your insurance policy or with an independent provider, it’s not quite so bad. You can make a call and wait for them to turn up and replace the tire for you.
As soon as the worn out plugs are finally out, you’re all set to set up the correctly spaced plugs. Begin by applying a bit of lubricant around the threads of each plug. Present day Harley Davidson motorcycles have aluminum heads and plugs have a steel shell. Repeated cooling and heating of the heads may trigger a chemical reaction involving the aluminum cylinder head and steel plug shell. The result is a plug that acts like it’s welded in place.
Since I had previously set the engine at top dead center before removing the distributor, I have no trouble at all placing the distributor in and having the rotor button align with the mark on the casing. Had I not done this procedure, I may have found myself yanking on a wrench at the harmonic balancer trying the find a sweet spot that would allow the distributor to fall in at exactly the right spot. Sometimes experience and foresight can save you loads of trouble.
One of the most common features to see on a digital Best Torque Wrench Under 100 is the ability to shield the device from oil and grease. Most of these devices are going to be used in a very dirty and hard to clean environment. That is why it is so important to focus on having the wrench as clean and resistant to the dirty grime of a location as possible. Do you think this is not possible? Guess again because there have been many people who have been able to succeed at working with tools in garages across the United States.
Drivetrain inefficiency can bleed off seconds and even minutes. You may obsess over a few seconds lost in transition that could have been made up with chain lube!
Next you will want to test the spark plug wires. You will need to stop the engine to do this, remember to let it cool too. You should then test to see if the plug ignition is working. Any metal surface will indicate if the wire is working, all you need to do is expose it to one. If the plug gives off a spark then it is in good condition. You will need to do this for every wire.