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Old 08-26-2010, 10:29 AM   #21
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stuck harmonic balancer bolt

Thank God I just got this dreaded bolt off!!!
All it took was a long pry bar, a 3/4" socket, a hydraulic car jack and some wood jammed down through the now-empty cylinders to stop the crank shaft from turning. Yes this has turned into a total rebuild since a valve seat came loose and ruined the pistons.
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Balancer Bolt

Last time I had to deal with a balancer bolt it was by far the hardest part of the job. I found that the main part of it being so hard to untorque is that it has such a huge head on it which multiplies the friction. The threads are generally not tight it is the friction from the wide area of the head. If you were to grind the head off the bolt part would probably then screw right out with your fingers. I also made a special tool to hold the balancer . I was wondering if heating it a little would make it expand away from the surface or make it worse. I have to go do this again in a little bit and I hope it goes okay.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:46 PM   #24
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Balancer Bolt Part 2

So I ccould not find the custom tool I made to hold the crank balancer the last time I did this job so I made another. Just a bar set up so I can put some 1/4 inch pins into the balancing holes drilled in the balancer to hold it good so I can torque it with a wrench and long pipe. Wouldn't you know it, after all that it only took about 40 - 50 lbs of torque to break it loose. Last time I did this it took about 200 lbs
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Balancer Holder Tool

Here's the second balancer holder tool I made to hold the balancer by the holes it has in it
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