Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 13:38:37 +0100
From: "Joseph Gilman" <>
Subject: Re: Removing crankshaft pulley bolt

This one's an '83. It's got over 200K miles on it, so it seems feasible that someone's removed the bolt before to change and oil pump o-ring or crank seal, and then just gone a bit overboard when re-tightening the bolt. I've already broken one breaker bar by locking the flywheel with a screwdriver and putting a 5' scaffold pole over the bar! I think this one's an engine out job in this case. Joe EPotter <> wrote in message > I use a 3/4" breaker bar and a flywheel immobilizer tool, and it's never > been too bad, even without a helper, but what year is this car? I have > come across cars in the 88,89, 90 years that had many of the big bolts > grossly overtorqued, presumably at the factory. I've heard there was > labour unrest during those years but don't know if there is a connexion.

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