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Here's my problem. Rebuilding an 87' 258 for my YJ. I got the timing chain cover installed ( what a mess ), and when I was putting on the vibration damper there was less clearance on one side than the other. The side with less clearance actually pushed part of the seal inward. Good God, I hope cranks not bent. I just got the crank ground and pollished. So I pulled the cover off once again and it looks alright. Not to sure what to think.

Here's my question, with all the bolts installed on the cover shouldn't the cover centre itstelf, or do I need a special tool?

And is it possible to bend the nub of the crank? It seems to tough to bend. Who knows!

All I know is that i can't afford a new crank.

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Even if the crank was bent the machine shop should have caught the flaw when they ground the journals..
It would be tough to bend the end of a crankshaft in anything but a really bad crash... is the engine out of a wrecking yard?
If so I would have a talk with whomever sold you the engine......
 
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