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Old 05-22-2019, 09:39 AM   #1
CatRacer
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Default Phase 1 Cam Sprocket tool. Options?

I run a small shop here in Camas Wa, and am doing a load of headgasket replacements recently. Typically I have a few tricks that I use to loosen the cam sprockets, but I have one in that none of the tricks are working on.
I am going to order the proper tool, but i need something now.
Are there any cheats that i am unaware of to lock the cams enough to break this thing loose?
Have you made your own tool?
What are my options?

I'm going to search all the local parts stores today and see if I can find one. Ordering one (even from Amazon) won't have one to me until sometime middle of next week.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Micah
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:27 PM   #2
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I have a pair I bought from COBB Tuning many years ago, not sure if they still sell them.


Crude alternative (which I also use torque Subaru crank bolts), a 1' or so length of heavy bicycle or motorcycle inner tube.....wrap around pulley/cam sprocket, ViseGrip chain wrench wrapped on top of that, brace against something solid.....breaker bar/impact on bolt.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:48 PM   #3
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I run a small shop here in Camas Wa, and am doing a load of headgasket replacements recently. Typically I have a few tricks that I use to loosen the cam sprockets, but I have one in that none of the tricks are working on.
I am going to order the proper tool, but i need something now.
Are there any cheats that i am unaware of to lock the cams enough to break this thing loose?
Have you made your own tool?
What are my options?

I'm going to search all the local parts stores today and see if I can find one. Ordering one (even from Amazon) won't have one to me until sometime middle of next week.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Micah
Soul Function Motorworks
I used Irwin Bolt Grips and a breaker bar on the inside hex bolts, I don't even bother trying to use a hex head. To prevent the cam from spinning I use an old timing belt looped to the crank pulley and secured wit a few pair of vice grips.
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