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Old 04-30-2010, 10:24 AM   #41
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The single lug/tooth design tool should hopefully do the job for you, but you would hate to snap off a gear tooth or break the tool, considering that your's seems to be really tight. The two or three lug/tooth design tool will just distribute the load over more teeth. I've seen both designs.......surely you can locate/buy/rent one at your location in Britain.
the only multi tooth tools I can find in the UK are for things like: peugeot, citron, renault, rover/MG etc. But not the ford zetec se 1.6 petrol engine, even that Sealey (single tooth) Ford Engine Flywheel Locking Tool Set - Model No: VS4834 is only for the 1.6 Ti-VCT Petrol Engine and non of the shops I have contacted in the UK can say if it is suitable for the 1.6. Zetec SE engine???
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:58 AM   #42
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Posted via FF MobileSingle tooth as described sounds more useful for tming setting, assembly work... prob. not for stuck bolt removal...
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For the record I've used the method of placing the socket on the crank pulley bolt and use a breaker bar to the garage floor and bumping the starter. Works like a charm.

On a stick shift with the car off, I've placed the car in 5th, handbrake on and apply the brakes and bump the starter. Did that one a couple times on my old 240sx.
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Posted via FF MobileSingle tooth as described sounds more useful for tming setting, assembly work... prob. not for stuck bolt removal...
http://www.toolsdirect2you.co.uk/pro...or=&PT_ID=1545
"suitable for counter-holding crankshaft when releasing or tightening crankshaft pulley bolts"
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For the record I've used the method of placing the socket on the crank pulley bolt and use a breaker bar to the garage floor and bumping the starter. Works like a charm.

On a stick shift with the car off, I've placed the car in 5th, handbrake on and apply the brakes and bump the starter. Did that one a couple times on my old 240sx.
I'll certainly think about it! ~ do I need to disconnect the spark plugs first? And does it matter if the old timing belt and auxiliary belt have been removed?
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:13 PM   #46
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going to try the LASER C311 Crankshaft Locking Tool next with a six foot breaker bar on the bolt!! [don't confuse this with the timing pin]



and/or Laser 4275 flywheel locking tool:


i.e. one at the front (of the block) and one at the rear!!

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the_doc735.......the crankshaft locating pin should NOT be used as countertorque when loosening the pulley bolt.......only use the flywheel tool. I can't find the link now but I remember seeing a warning (and photos on where the pin contacts the crank) about not using the pin when loosening the pulley bolt, for example.
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the crankshaft locating pin should NOT be used as countertorque
crankshaft locating pin = timing pin?

If yes(?) ...don't worry I'm not using the timing pin; I'm using the crankshaft locking tool which has an entirely different part number, it is A LOT more robust than a timing pin and unlike the timing pin it DOES have a 'hex head' rather than thumb screw grip - to allow spanner tightness to be applied
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"suitable for counter-holding crankshaft when releasing or tightening crankshaft pulley bolts"
I see the Quote, and for normal situations would likely be adequate - your situation seems abnormal and the Bigger Air Impact or brace & bump methods suggested can't hurt anything but the bolt you're trying to remove....
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I found the photo of your referenced tool kit and it appears that the "locking" pin is shorter than the "locating" pin which makes sense because I believe that the locking pin has to be contacting the crank web/counterweight in a different location because you'll be trying to rotate the crank in a counterclockwise direction when loosening the pulley bolt, as opposed to a clockwise direction when locating the crankshaft for timing the cams. My concern was because of these photos in post #4 here: http://passionford.com/forum/technic...cking-kit.html
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