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Is it safe to start the engine after rotating crankshaft by hand(using a torque-wrench)?

If you are worried about cam timing and lunching the engine, if you've not taken apart any of the cam timing components (belts/cogs/tensioners), you've done nothing to cause you issues. I think the ...
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Why, when rotating the crank-shaft manually, with the spark-plugs removed, is there still some resistance?

If the engine is completely back together with the timing belt on, you will be turning both the crank and the cam shaft. The cam shaft will be opening and closing the valves as you turn the engine ...
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Hydraulic jack mount point on np200/sandero(K7M engine): see pic

Is this the Nissan NP200? The owners manual shows to jack from the sill - However there will be other strong places underneath that will be suitable jacking points. Where you have the jack doesn’t ...
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Is it necessary or advisable to remove the spark-plugs prior to rotating the crankshaft by hand?

Sparkplugs in? Sparkplugs out? Makes absolutely no difference other than how stiff it becomes when you come up on compression in any given cylinder with them in. The only thing I do differently with ...
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