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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:06 am 
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Hi guys, got an ED motor being stripped down. Issue is I cannot get the balancer bolt off, I do not have access to a decent source of heat, so thats out, I have a harmonic balance puller.

Having a stupid monent, probably something to do with being sick and running a 39 degree temp. can some one pls step me through the removal process, I have 22mm impact socket and all to bits ie ratchet and breaker bar, please do not tell the bolt is reverse thread.

As I said sick as a dog and trying to do this sucks.

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:19 am 
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The bolt will not be reverse thread. It is genuinly just a s**t thing to have to do. You say stripping a motor, so i assume its out of a car?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:25 am 
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"crack" the nut first. 2 ways. beat the put out of it with a hammer. of tighten the bolt (or put as might weight on it as u can) just top crack it. will release pressure off the bolt and should be about to undo it. another method breaker bar. some form of extension ie (tubed steel ) jump on the f**k took two blokes to undo mine :S

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:28 am 
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but dont use heat as youll stuff your crank!
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:31 am 
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Rattle gun?? 40 bucks from super cheap, well worth the effort
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:37 am 
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no air tools today, otherwise I would. motor is out of car. looks like it will be force FTW today..

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:43 am 
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Electric Rattle gun, I have one for the blue car, runs off 12v, its awesome
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:46 am 
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I bought one of those super cheap rattle guns before i bought my good one, and it wouldn't remove the balancer bolt out of our old laser, it was rubbish.

If a gun doesn't get it off, remove the sump and place a clean peice of timber or similar in between the big end and the block, and brute force FTW.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:54 am 
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Kingchrome Ratchet a footpower!! got the bastard off. the I6 is SOO much easier to work on when its on a pallet!

Not gonna buy a 12v rattle gun just to do a few bolts.. the idea is to get dirty and crack a sweet, not fall back on tools to make it easier.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:01 am 
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Not gonna buy a 12v rattle gun just to do a few bolts.. the idea is to get dirty and crack a sweet, not fall back on tools to make it easier.


Haha thats the spirit, elbow grease = WIN

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:46 pm 
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If only the engine was still in the car as you could use a breaker bar and lock the handle in on the right side then crank the engine to undo it.
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:58 pm 
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joolz wrote:
If only the engine was still in the car as you could use a breaker bar and lock the handle in on the right side then crank the engine to undo it.


Beware of this!!!!

I have done it too a few engines, but the last 2 i did this on just f**k the starters instead! And left the bolt tight.

 

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joolz wrote:
If only the engine was still in the car as you could use a breaker bar and lock the handle in on the right side then crank the engine to undo it.


Wow that sounds all kinds of dangerous.

 

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Muscle power for the win here lads.. engine is now stripped down to bare block.. Starting a new thread re boring prices.. see that to help more.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing Harmonic Balancer Bolt
Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:49 pm 
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Somebody must have left my harmonic balance bolt loose. I just jerked it up with the breaking bar, twice and it loosened, I might mention that I'm 140kg. Probly helped.
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