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#1 Tosh

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:49 PM

so I wasn't smart enough to loosen the bolt before I removed the engine from the car. My bad. but i've been putting MORE then enough force on it to get it to come off me and my buddy are lifting the motor up trying to loosen it.



is there some kind of ancent secret to getting it off!?

#2 WoodsWagon

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:55 PM

Impact gun is easiest. whacking the breaker bar with a hammer to shock the bolt might work too. make sure you're trying to loosen it, not accedentially tightening.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:59 PM

Yeah, now that the engine is out, an impact gun is the only way. Stick a screwdriver in one of the teeth in the flywheel too, to keep the engine still.

#4 Tosh

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:17 PM

oh the flywheel isn't going anywhere we got that on lockdown impact wrench it is thanks guys.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 10:41 PM

i don't know mine came right off with a breaker bar once i locked the flywheel

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 11:29 PM

Hit it with some PB Blaster, too. Let it soak in 5 minutes, then hit it again and wait another 5 minutes. I'd try to get it off with a breaker bar and a cheater bar ( pipe ), and if that does work, then go to impact wrench. I know when I first pulled mine off, I had to get about 3 feet of advantage with a pipe and my half inch ratchet - came right off once I locked up the flywheel.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:14 AM

If the heads are still on, the old rope trick will work.

If the heads are off, put the flywheel back on and drill a hole in the bellhousing that will line up with the hole in the flywheel. Drop the fattest screwdriver you can fit in the hole ( I have an old one that fits perfectly.. have used it as a flywheel stopper probably 10 times).

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:21 AM

the old rope trick will work


do tell. i dont know if i know the old rope trick will work...

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:40 AM

Rotate cylinder #1 to bottom dead center.. pull the spark plug.. Fill the clynder with nylon rope. After it is filled, the rope will cause the piston to sieze when you start attempting to undo the crank pully. This will effectively stop the crank from turning, without damaging anything inside.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:43 AM

Oldest trick in the book. Its the only way I lock my cylinders :)

Spray some PB Blaster on that bolt... then tap it with a hammer. Vibration and PB Blaster can go a LONG way.

Usually all you need is a breaker bar.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:43 AM

You guys think too much sometimes. If the flywheel is on, it is super simple to run a pressure-plate bolt through a chain link and hook the other end of the chain around a bolt or stud on the bellhousing. (I normally use the same chain that I used to hoist out the engine.)

No reason to risk bending valves or causing FOD.

For the crank bolt, either an impact-wrench or a breaker bar and hammer.

#12 Tosh

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:31 AM

yea I'm using 2 pressure plate bolts part of the engine side belhousing, and one of the lower engine studs to pry agenst

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:51 AM

socket wrench with some hefty whacks from a large hammer will work. hit it hard and fast. it's like a make-shift impact wrench. just did it two days ago. really doesn't take much to get the motor to roll over sitting on the ground, so need to get it to set still/brace it enough to use a breaker bar.

they are typically tight and should be...saves your pulley from coming off.

#14 Tosh

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:08 PM

can some one confrim that I am loosing the bolt with lefty loosy ? or is it reverse thread ?

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:38 PM

No - it is NOT reverse thread. Get an impact - they are cheap at harbor freight....

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:14 PM

What is FOD?

Tosh... use alittle man to get that bolt loose.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:22 PM

man just drive to a shop locally and have a mechanic zip it off for you with an impact gun, if you don't want to pay money come to bothell at my shop and i'll get it off for ya

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:39 PM

can some one confrim that I am loosing the bolt with lefty loosy ? or is it reverse thread ?

Yep - lefty loosey, righty tighty. not reversed

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:38 PM

anybody know of or work at a shop around Olympia ? all efforts have failed and I just want this sob off.

Things I've tried already
Breaker bar + 4 foot extention me lifting my self off the ground while holding onto the bar (I weigh 210lbs)
hitting it with an impact gun for an hour or so
heating it up with a torch and then trying both of the above

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:57 PM

anybody know of or work at a shop around Olympia ? all efforts have failed and I just want this sob off.

Things I've tried already
Breaker bar + 4 foot extention me lifting my self off the ground while holding onto the bar (I weigh 210lbs)
hitting it with an impact gun for an hour or so
heating it up with a torch and then trying both of the above

Thing to try: The aforementioned breakerbar resting on a secure spot on driver's side frame area, disconnect coil, turn starter.

FOD: Foreign Object Damage

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:52 PM

Can you bring it with you when you come up? If so, I can get it off!




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