K7M engine (Renault Sandero)
I have recently replaced the timing-belt and tensioner. This is a first time for me, doing this job.
The marks are lining up and I'm about ready to put everything back together. But I have a concern that I'm hoping I can get some clarity on, first.
I'm a bit worried the internals of the engine e.g. valves, pistons or cylinders have been bent out of shape, during the loosening and tightening(with the locking pin in) of the crank-pulley bolt. Because I was expecting the rotation to become much less stiff once I removed the spark-plugs.
I understand there is a compression phase. And at some point in the manual rotation, I can feel the resistance disappears completely. But then - possibly on the compression phase, it becomes what to me is still a little too stiff. I don't think I could rotate it by hand. I would need a wrench to keep rotating it.