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Removing timing covers without pulling pulley

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#1 opus


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:59 PM

I suppose I can whack these things and break them.  Any easy suggestions?  Radiators not coming out, I just want them gone incase I have an issue on the road.

#2 Gloyale


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

you must remove the pulley

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:46 PM

I used a dremel rotary tool to cut the center cover in half and remove it from around the pulley, and it can still be re attached in 2 parts without removing the pulley.

Or just take off the pulley, there is a hole in the flywheel you can put a punch in to hold the crank still (a bit more difficult on an automatic just jam something in there), and use a breaker bar on the pulley, no need to remove the rad.

Edited by BlackBoot, 31 July 2014 - 09:49 PM.

#4 opus


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:22 PM

I've done a bunch just not without removing pulley.....and I didnt want to remove the pulley just for this.  Too hot to have ambition.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 11:04 PM

Mine were badly melted... I removed all the bolts holding the covers to the engine, then broke the remaining cover pieces off. Been running the timing belts "naked" since my rebuild, over a month now of both on and off road, no problems yet.

#6 opus


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:38 PM

Well that was about a 3 on the fun-o-meter.  Took all the bolts off and whacked it in half and got them out.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

Yep, just bash it to pieces until it's all out. Good job!

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

I have done it this way. Open belts FTW

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