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Old 03-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Wondering how long it would be before someone did this.

The tool was NEVER INTENDED to hold the crank in place during torquing, you bent it by putting force on it. The oil pan and I believe the crank girdle must now come off car to get to it. Keep trying to screw it out now and you only have more damage to look forward to. You might be able to pull just pan and if it shows, break it off and maybe fish out the piece with a magnet stuck in one of the girdle holes.

Sorry, there is a certain amount of insight that must occur to work on cars, Looking at the thin pin should've triggered fears of bending it, same with the cam tool bar at back of cams, neither one will hold during tightening and only break parts if you try to do so.
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