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#1 tommobot

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:29 PM

Any tips for this..

I really should have had a bit more foresight when I originally took the engine out, but I wasn't planning on changing the timing chain.

Engine is separated from gearbox as well, any ideas for undoing the crank pulley bolt?

Ive seen a suggestion to remove cam cover and get someone to brace cams with a 24(?)mm spanner..

Any other genuis ideas before I get started?

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

Two options I’ve used on other engines:
1) chock the flywheel with a chunk of wood. Doesn’t damage anything but can be a bit soft.

2) remove sump and block crank from turning with a piece of wood. Works loads better but means sump off and a good clean out often.

Vocky might have a better idea that’s more specific. Might be worth a PM



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:07 PM

I have the OEM flywheel locking tool and a home made crank pulley locking tool.

 

But you could try wedging a large screwdriver in the crank pulley, really depends how tight it's been done up. Some are quite loose and others are really tight.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:32 PM

I think tomorrow I'll try and put a threaded bar through one of the gearbox bolt holes, with an eyed spanner bolted to this, then the open end onto a bolt of the flywheel...

That's the idea, whether it's possible or even works is another thing!

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

Don't laugh.... But I did mine last month by using a handfull of cable tie to hold my jack handle to the pulley to make a long bar.

Worked well and didn't involve jamming screwdrivers against the block

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:59 PM

I have a tool I made for this job based on an old crank pulley with the centre cut out, three long bolts turned down to engage in the three holes on the pulley and a long bar welded to the circumstance. You're welcome to borrow it if you're any where near B'ham or West Brom.👍

These days I'd just threaten it with my big Dewalt 😁

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:08 PM

I tried the cable tie method, didn't work unfortunatly  :huh:

 

My bodge with a spanner onto a bolt on the flywheel didn't work either..

 

In the end I went purchased a 'Sealey VSE2394 Flywheel Locking Tool' ... A bit of heat on the crank pulley bolt and it came off a treat..

 

 

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