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Re: Clutch question


If you are about to embark on removing the famous
crank-pulley bolt, the right socket ( 30+mm, try 34 )
will be less of a problem than finding some way to 
hold that (in)famous crank pully still while you
loosen up the bolt.
The bolt is tightened to about 200+ lb-ft per spec,
and if it has not been disturbed for many years it
will require considerably more torque to budge it.
( No, putting the car in gear, handbrake on etc, will
put your transmission at considerable risk. Play it safe )

Look at the "tool" in Bentley, or come up with some method
to hold the pulley in place while you loosen the bolt.

If you are about to change the timing belt, consider
replacing the water pump ( $48 or so ) and the O-ring
that seals the water pump to the engine body. If you
really want to do a good job, the front crankshaft seal
is a good candidate for replacement. Next is the front
camshaft seal .... oh, I better quit before I get on a roll.

Alan Cordeiro