Thanks. Maybe it don't matter which way I turn it to find TDC but the directions in the sevice manual say to rotate in normal operating direction. Didn't know for sure which way that was and I've already got the valve covers off. But yeah, I guess if all else fails, check the instructions on finding TDC. lol Just checking the vavle clearances. Thanks
Funny, I just looked at the valve clearance section (Ch.2) of the manual, and they use the SAME photos, only without the arrows showing crank rotation. The photo I posted earlier, with the directional arrow, is in the engine section (Ch.3).
My primary concern with getting the rotation backwards would be if there's any slack in the valvetrain -- as it could possibly put you on the edge of a cam lobe, thus giving you an inaccurate clearance measurement.