I am pretty much done with the tear down of the engine. I have the heads off.... everything off... the only thing left is the crank bolt.
I decided to cut the timing belt off rather than wait to get the pulley off.
There were two recomended methods.
Fasteddy recomended using a breaker bar and a cheater pipe wedged against the frame, and then using the starter to break the bolt loose. Is this recomended. The LAST thing I want to do it to break the crank bolt in the crank shaft. I dont know if I can get the starter to work with everything off the block anyway. I guess I would have to put a ground strap on it some where.
The other way is to make the home made spanner, there were pictures. And then using a breaker bar and a cheater pipe.
This may sound kinda dumb, but is it threaded the same way as a normal bolt. Not sure how that work, if they would use a different hand thread being that it was on the tank.
I am going to see if the machine shop I work at over spring break can make a cool tool for me, but I wondered what would be the best method.
I am going to have to make a tool either way, so I can torque it back when I am done. I know I can get something to lock the flywheel... but the last thing I want to do right now is remove the starter to jam it up.
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