Removing Crank Pulley Bolt, Engine Out Of Car
Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:29 PM
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?
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
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.
Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:32 PM
That's the idea, whether it's possible or even works is another thing!
Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:48 PM
Worked well and didn't involve jamming screwdrivers against the block
Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:59 PM
These days I'd just threaten it with my big Dewalt 😁
Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:08 PM
I tried the cable tie method, didn't work unfortunatly
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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