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ToXicXxX
07-26-2013, 11:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/mRJeFrW.jpg

I can't seem to get this one pulley off the water pump. Accidentally stripped it as there seems to be no way to stop it. I will drill the bolts but I need to know how to get it off normally, and how to tension it and the other pulley (ended up prying the belt off).

Mad Cow
07-26-2013, 11:55 AM
An impact wrench is your friend here, though normally there's enough friction between the belt and pulleys that you can hold it by by blocking the power steering pulley and take the bolts off without an impact. When you're putting it back in, put the belt over the p/s pulley and sandwich it between the 2 w/p pulley halves.

ToXicXxX
07-26-2013, 11:59 AM
An impact wrench is your friend here, though normally there's enough friction between the belt and pulleys that you can hold it by by blocking the power steering pulley and take the bolts off without an impact. When you're putting it back in, put the belt over the p/s pulley and sandwich it between the 2 w/p pulley halves.

Funny you say that because that's exactly what I did. To the tee. Killed the bolts. Thank god ECS gave me new bolts!

redline380
07-26-2013, 12:32 PM
i've found the best way to remove really tight 5 and 6mm head allen bolts is with an impact. you'll strip them no problem with a ratchet. an impact is the way to go.

Mad Cow
07-26-2013, 02:54 PM
i've found the best way to remove really tight 5 and 6mm head allen bolts is with an impact. you'll strip them no problem with a ratchet. an impact is the way to go.

I've never stripped an allen head bolt once I started picking everything out of the head and beating the bit in before applying any force, 9 times out of 10 there's some crud inside that keeps it from going in fully.

10kredline
07-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Here you go my friend. Hope this helps. ( I heard that if you do strip the hex bolt, you might have to hammer in a 12 point bit into it and then remove it.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSdtMTimQQc

ToXicXxX
07-26-2013, 06:24 PM
Got it worked out.

Holy shit, my timing tensioner was completely seized. It had the belt massively stretched. Coolent was also black...

twofaze
07-28-2013, 03:04 PM
Here you go my friend. Hope this helps. ( I heard that if you do strip the hex bolt, you might have to hammer in a 12 point bit into it and then remove it.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSdtMTimQQc

wow, the part about the hex bolts stripping on the cam shaft..
that was so me...
I'll make another attempt sooner than later 'cause I'm on borrowed time now. Thanks for the vid.