1.8T manual transmission, 180k miles and starter spins but won't fire.
Timing belt is intact. When I turn the crankshaft with a wrench the cam also rotates over many revolutions and no rough spots or contact with valves vs. pistons.
Replaced starter figuring bad solenoid, but no improvement. Removed peep hole plug and see that flywheel turns fine when starter engages. Dang.
How can flywheel turn but not the crank?