Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 22:29:01 +0100
From: (john)
Subject: Re: Removing crankshaft pulley bolt

Dear Joe, Had a tight bolt on my 85 which needed to come of to get at the oil pump seal. Here's how it's done; get a good quality spanner - one thats slightly goose necked to reach the bolt, place some packing between the bolt and bulkhead to hold it on, place a block of wood on the drivers side bulk head where the other end of the spanner will come to rest. Now for the good bit; pull the spanner away from the block as far as possible, disconnect the fuel pump relay and coil and crank the engine - the spanner will fly round and hit the block of wood and break it free - you may need to do this a couple of times before it will free the bolt but it usualy works fine. If this fails - bad luck - the only other way is to get the engine out and use an impact air gun or cold chisel. Good luck John

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