Jump to content

Second daft question of the day (V8)

Recommended Posts

So you know I said it was going back together? Yeah, I spoke too soon as a quick check of the oil pump resulted in a sheared bolt. So I now have to take the front cover off. 

I have a challenge though. The engine is on a stand - no flywheel - and the cylinder heads are off. How does one safely lock the crank to undo the crank pulley bolt?

What else do you reckon is going to bit my arse while I do this? Just so I know what extra bits I need to budget for...

The Good News is that the oil pump appeared to be in fine fettle. Though the water pump has some witness marks at the back of the chamber suggesting the impeller has been hitting it. Though there's no sign of damage to the impeller blades - maybe it failed and was replaced?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I sorted it - bolted the very large transmission wrench on using one of the flywheel bolts and locked it off that way. Appalling misuse of a tool but it worked so no foul, right?

Now I need to ask about a couple of things but I'll do it on a different thread to avoid confusion...



  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That works, also bolting something on across the top of the block with something for the piston to come up against  will work too, or just a block of wood between the crank journal and block, lots of ways to get it done. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy