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Crankshaft locking tool & timing pin kit


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Hi All

I have just aquired a 200tdi to fit in my 2a. I am planning on replacing the timing belt before fitting and have read various posts in relation to the tightness of the front pully bolt and various methond of removal while the engines in the vehicle.

Do these locking tools actually lock the crank while undoing the pully bolt or are they a wate of money?

also are the timing kits worth going for?

cheers

will

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holds the pulley so you can undo the bolt

but a socket and breaker bar on the drivers side chassis leg and a flick of the starter will undo it.

timing kits are good as they included the pullers/pins

but try and hire/borrow one.

OK thanks

might be worth getting the locking tool as the engine isnt fitted yet

cheers

will

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they are nigh on £100 a piece unless you make one.

an impact gun will undo it with the engine removed.

ps the crank locking tool relies on the chassis leg also to hold it, although the floor would suffice I guess.

I was offered one for £30 so I may go for it cheers

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The Crankshaft locking tool that i have used screwed into the bellhousing and locked the teeth on the flywheel ring gear, it did not rely on the engine being in the car or using a chassis rail etc.

If possible use an impact gun to undo the bolt, breaker bar on the chassis and flick the starter is a recipe for a mild headache - my snap-on breaker bar twisted the rotating square drive out of the u-shaped bit on the breaker bar, and threw the rest of the bar in the air pretty damn quick :(

Lewis

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The thing they use in the Haynes is theoretically easy for anyone to cobble, seriously cheap and 100% effective.

Its just half a piece of 1" square box section tube, that or an L bracket. Its stable cause it engages with two of the teeth on the ring gear and locks against any of the bell housing dowels.

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