Seems like I need your help…
I put in a new head gasket and the head is back on. The timing scale points at 0 deg. and the damper has not delaminated (true TDC corresponds). The plugs are out.
The notch on the intake cam fits the tool perfectly. I’m turning the right way. The exhaust is a hair off, but that should be fine. All the lobes have been oiled. (It stood for a few weeks).
I have compression I can feel for and it doesn’t escape past the valves. Yet I have quite some resistance which caused me to look over everything again, and it is only when an intake valve opens. With some momentum it is easily overcome, which I now tried being relatively certain that things are in order. No funny noises, nothing.
The chain does tighten when I come to a resistance. I turn via the water pump pulley.
All suggestions are welcome; I hope this is normal but I won’t attempt to start it until I‘m absolutely certain. Any help is most welcome.