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Posted 24 June 2003 - 08:12 AM
I'm buying a 98 Legacy Outback with a torn keyway at the end of the crank (I think someone forgot to torque the bolt). The timing gear is still there ( keyway is ok from that point on)and the engine still runs well. The harmonic balancer sheared off the top of the key making it unusable. The engine (2.5L) has 255000 kms on it. What are my options?
BTW, I live in Canada.
Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:20 AM
Posted 25 June 2003 - 08:36 AM
Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:34 AM
Welding the bolt (temporarily) on the harmonic balancer so it dosen't spin freely and torquing to specs. (Don't really like this option)
Just installing the balancer without key and torquing bolt to specs. Hoping the friction will keep it from spining.
Lighlty welding the balancer onto the end of the crank and torquing bolt to spec. (Like this one better, but I'm afraid the heat will damage something along that end of the crank)
I know saying "have it fixed permanantly" is easy to say but I have quite a bit of driving to do to get to my place so I can find a permanent solution. I need to be able to drive t for about 200 kms.
Eventually I think I will fill the keyway and file it down but time is short at the moment.
Opinions are appreciated.
Guest_1 Lucky Texan_*
Posted 25 June 2003 - 12:04 PM
just a thought
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Posted 27 June 2003 - 05:47 AM
I was thinking of doing something similar. I was thinking of drilling 2 holes in the balancer aligned with holes in the timing gear, putting spring pins or dowels in there and tack welding them in place.
I'll let you guys know.
Posted 27 June 2003 - 08:02 PM
The pulley bolt should be able to hold the pins in place. If its head isn't large enough, simply add a washer of suitable diameter.
2 XT6, 2 Legacy, 1 Loyale.
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