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Old 06-11-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Long story short, I was working on my 07 sti then my friend came with his 2000 Subaru Outback, 5-speed with a new crank pulley and bolt, I had made a tool that would fit the crank pulley on my car and when we were torquing it down my tool snapped.

Luckily I went to a tool store nearby and they had something that caught my eye, it said for use on cam gears but I gave it a try and it worked!

Here is a link to it on amazon.com:
Amazon.com: Lisle 38220 Universal Cam Adjuster: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Lisle 38220 Universal Cam Adjuster: Automotive

I paid a little more, $10 to be exact but a good tool to have, never know when that next motor build is coming and of course no more having to use the poor crank bolts to provide the holding power and hoping they don't snap under the load.

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Old 06-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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Anyone else have another tool for the crank pulley they would like to share?
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, 5th gear and the ebrake on if its in the car. If it's on an engine stand vice grips on the flywheel.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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Impact gun works wonders on stuff like that.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:37 PM   #5
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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Yeah, 5th gear and the ebrake on if its in the car. If it's on an engine stand vice grips on the flywheel.
Never tried the vice grips, did the 1st gear and parking brake, but so much easier with the tool of me knowing that its done proper.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:35 AM   #7
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Never tried the vice grips, did the 1st gear and parking brake, but so much easier with the tool of me knowing that its done proper.
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Impact gun works wonders on stuff like that.
yes it does, for taking it off, my impact gun is rated too high for the crank pulley or too low.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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Yeah, blows me away, now I there was DIY cam holder..........

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Never tried the vice grips, did the 1st gear and parking brake, but so much easier with the tool of me knowing that its done proper.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:43 AM   #9
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How bout a big screw driver in the flywheel teeth via the access cover under the TB.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #10
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Grimmspeed makes a very nice puller
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #11
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How bout a big screw driver in the flywheel teeth via the access cover under the TB.
I used a pry bar and stuck it in between the flywheel and one of the clutch bolt didn't wanna break any teeth on the flywheel. Then I had a friend turn the crank bolt with a rachet. Easy enuff for me.......
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:26 AM   #12
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I used a pry bar and stuck it in between the flywheel and one of the clutch bolt didn't wanna break any teeth on the flywheel. Then I had a friend turn the crank bolt with a rachet. Easy enuff for me.......
I really doubt that you'd snap the teeth on the flywheel... That's how I've removed and installed all of my flywheel bolts, and I've never even bent a screwdriver. I normally engage both holes and teeth on both sides though, that way there's less stress on just one point.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #13
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long breaker bar resting on the driver side frame, then as you watch have someone try to crank it over once or twice (have the fuel pump disconnected or somethin similar in order to keep the car from actually firing.) a bump or two from the engine is enough to get it loose enough to do it by hand.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #14
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double post.

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