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normally, engine would not start,timing would be askew, Key is there to prevent catastrophic damage to drive shaft and crankshaft,thus limiting damage
Are you checking or changing transmission fluid,Russf?
Check engine operating temperature with a digital infrared temp. gun on various parts of cylinder heads, tell tale stream or not, If on trailer and on
Been reading posts about damaged flywheel keyways.What would be indicators of a damaged flywheel key even if only slight damage?Prop has some damage,
There are no " remote communities " in the lower 48 states !!