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Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 07:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cant get the damned thing off my 2.0l 8v lump... do i need to remove the bottom pulley... if so how the hell do i do that coz i heard stories about the torque figure on the bolt in the centre of it!!!
Greasemonkey
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17th Aug 04 at 07:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah some times ya have to remove the bottom pulley and yes, getting the bottom pulley off can be a nightmare, from snapping drivers, to heating up the bolt with a blow tourch and 50% of the time grinding the bolt off!!!! ya might be lucky though
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 07:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Time for a word with my mate... mr sledgehammer
Greasemonkey
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17th Aug 04 at 07:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have seen people hanging off a 6ft breaker bar trying to crack the bolt off with no luck, if ya get stuck ask on migweb these boys know all the tricks to doing this
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 07:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers.. just a few bits to replace now then its going in
mike_1.2LS96
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17th Aug 04 at 08:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Use a ring spanner, which is slightly smaller, hammer it on, and whack the end with a hammer. You usually end up with a bent spanner, but it comes off. You have to shock it cos you cant hold the crank - let along the engine from turning at these torque levels...
Adam-D
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17th Aug 04 at 08:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i got the correct socket had 2 extension bars had the car in gear and the brakes fully on handbrake fully on and i still moved the car!

it came off thou

id suggest getting the correct socket then heating it with a blowtorch

seriously every stuck bolt ive heated up has come free dead easy
Siberia
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17th Aug 04 at 09:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what i did to open that bottom pully is put the car in gear and got the misus to stand on the brake

then uses me torque wrench in reverse. BUTTT the engine isnt in your car so ignore all of the above
Greasemonkey
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17th Aug 04 at 09:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah or wedge a socket on and long bar and turn the engine on the starter, but as said no help to you cos engine is out of car
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 09:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What are the little bolts on it for?
Adam-D
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17th Aug 04 at 09:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

take a piccie mind has gone blank
mike_1.2LS96
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17th Aug 04 at 09:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
i got the correct socket had 2 extension bars had the car in gear and the brakes fully on handbrake fully on and i still moved the car!


Same here, except I realised the car would have no chance of moving if you put it in third or fifth gear
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 09:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
take a piccie mind has gone blank


would do but i'm "working"
Greasemonkey
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17th Aug 04 at 09:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the little bolts ave to come off to i think,
James R
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17th Aug 04 at 09:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I fit's the same as the 20XE pulleys, then there is a large E20 in the centre and then six small star type ones on th eother bit, if you get the correct size for the star bolts (the size escapes me atm) and an impact driver then they come out very easily, the centre bolt is difficult to get out as it's 250nm then 60deg torque'd and cost 9 new from vaux which needs replacing when it's removed because it's a strech bolt. it's easier to leave that in, bit if you do want to lock the engine take one of the clutch bolts out and put it in the opposite side of the flywheel, That will take the torque as I've dont it many times retorque the bottom bolt, then just turn it back round. hope this helps.
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 09:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So the big bolt can be left in??? also can my c14se lower pulley be used to drive the alternator or do i need the pulley from a cav/cally without power steering?
myke
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17th Aug 04 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes, leave the middle torx bolt.
should be 6 m8 splined bolts to hold the bottom pulley on.

i nearly made the same mistake last week.

you can hold the crank with a large torx socket on a breaker bar on the middle bolt, then should be able to undo the splined bolts (don't try to use torx bits for these) with a splned bit in a 1/2" ratchet.

you shouldn't use your torque wrench in reverse.


You should be able to use the pulley with just the alternator belt on it. just ignore the outer ring.
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 17:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its for the ribbed belt type... i wont be using a ribbed belt

this:





... is what i'm looking at


[Edited on 17-08-2004 by SRi-Co]
myke
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17th Aug 04 at 17:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh, different from the xe one.
still, leave the centre bolt and take off the outside of the pulley
Rileysport
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17th Aug 04 at 17:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers mate, will see if i can graft on a none p/s one
modded_corsa
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17th Aug 04 at 18:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if it need to come off........grab your engine.....put it on the back of a pickup/in the back of a van etc....take it to a garage...and ask them to take a windy gun to it...........they'll do it for free most probably..........and ya bolt will be off.......then to put it on.......buy a torque wrench...and find correct torque setting for that specific nut
Visionz
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3rd Sep 04 at 23:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im unsure if an airgun would do it though.

Although it might shock it into coming lose, but overall, airguns own.
Adam-D
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4th Sep 04 at 06:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

true i had a alt that i need the bolt off and he airgunned it and it was off

is the gearbox attached? try selecting a gear and heating it then cracking it off

you need a new bolt to replace anyway

 
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