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help me crack a block **still need help**


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#1 the sucker king

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:44 PM

an ea71: all the bolts are out, cylinders 1 and 3 are facing up, and the two halves won't separate. i've tapped around with a block of wood with no luck. any suggestions?

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 06:21 PM

onthe EA82 I know there is a bolt hiding behind the head gasket if it sticks to the block. dont know if yours is the same.

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 08:06 PM

there are some bolts in the water jacket on one side, and towards the rear of the case outside for the other side.

bolts behind the oil pan too, and i think one or 2 behind the flywheel, not sure

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 07:43 PM

thanks for the replies, but all the bolts are out. i've wacked it a bit more, but it still won't split. any other suggestions?

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 08:32 PM

I place the block on the ground on it's top and stand on the two halves while a friend belts it with a deadblow hammer. I know you have stated that the bolts are out, but the one that sits in the right hand side oil gallery is often overlooked. There is also two tabs that can be used for drifting on the centre line of the blocks.

#6 Craven

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 08:53 PM

Might be a dumb question, but did you unbolt and take the bellhousing off?

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:30 PM

I place the block on the ground on it's top and stand on the two halves while a friend belts it with a deadblow hammer. .


that sounds like it would work. but couldn't that do some damage?

and yes the beellhousing is off and all bolts are out ive checked and checked and checked. there are 9 bolts, 1 nut, plus one or two bolts underneath (inside the pan) plus a peg inside the pan. even with 1 bolt still in, i should see the block starting to crack. i'll hit it w/ penetrant and let it soak overnight. then should i heat it?

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:03 AM

you do have the gaskets off right?

it should not take that much to pop it apart. if you really do have it all free I would verry carfully pry the halfs apart after some good wacks with the dead blow hamer.
I have a tool used for carpentry I guess that is thin and sharp on the end yet verry strong used for prying stuff. It works great on thing like that. I wish I knew the correct name for it. I asked a carpenter friend and he called it a hoochie bar:rolleyes: dont think thats the propper name.




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