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Shade tree methods for removing famous crankshaft bolt
I was wondering if I could gather some collective wisdom/thoughts on
"shade tree" methods for removing the mother of all crankshaft bolts on 5
cyl Audis without tool 2084 (which I obviously don't have...) in
anticipattion of doing a timing belt job on my Coupe GT.
Some I believe I've heard on this list are ....
1) attempt to lock the flywheel but inserting hefty screwdriver (or
railroad spike !??) into the timing
The disadvantage here is that if you break something
off and it falls inside the
flywheel housing your seriously screwed.
2) Attach socket wrench to said bolt and use the starter motor
torque to loosen it by having the socket
wrench secure against a solid floor (i.e crank bolt tries to spin
one way while attached socket+wrench
Could be damaging to starter motor (??) plus this
method would not work to torque the bolt
Any suggestions or comments are appreciated!!!
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