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The timing pin can be a neat fit at times due to carbon build up on the engine innards. Turn the engine up to
and it shouldn't be far away - you'll need to move the crank in small increments in either direction although it will take a bit of prodding - probably best to start with a smaller diameter pin first. Don't be tempted to use the location pin as a means of holding the crank whilst tightening up the pulley bolt as it can break or bend and you could end up removing the sump to get it extracted. The pin is for location purposes only and the flywheel should be locked using either by a big screwdriver or a bolt on locking device which can be bolted on at the
sensor point when tightening.
See attached pic.
Maybe you could make something up.
As a matter of interest what diameter of pin are you using.
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