my next move is to put a big socket on the crank and make some turns on the crankshaft to see if that changes anything
the picture is very helpful
this is the first time I've worked on one of these cars and I pretty much want to earn the t-shirt.....and thats what I am in the process of doing
it has been pretty smooth so far, unplugging the front O2 sensors was fun and every single fastener from the factory has been at 600 ft/lbs, can't believe none of them broke coming off. Most of them I was hanging on my 1/2 pivot head breaker ratchet w/my eyes closed until POW! and after everthing went flying and the dust cleared, the fastener was loose. And I realize as I'm typing this....that....wow.....everybody else uses air tools.
I was really hoping it was the dowel pins now that I can somewhat stomach the idea of seven (seven....really?) bellhousing bolts
but now I'm looking at the pic wondering "uh....where are the dowel pins....does it even have any?"
its all good as long as I don't get pissed and start prying and break some aluminum
then it will be a bad day
so now, I'm trying to enjoy the curious fascinating thrill of this all.