[V8] help pleaes!!!

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Mar 19 06:19:35 EST 2004

I have a couple of those strap wrenches that can get a pretty good grip on
round, smooth objects.  They've helped me take pulleys off the PS pump, but
I've not used them on the V8 yet.

At 02:47 AM 3/19/2004 -0800, quattro + 5 or 8 = fun wrote:
>Or, do what steve is doing, but get a belt from say a 5.8 liter ford, or
>something with a really long belt.  then, wrap it every which way around the
>other pulleys.  by using other pulleys, it acts as leverage to hold the
>pulley you want to unloosen still.  it has worked for me in dozens of
>Bay Area, CA
>Eastern WA State
>PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
>PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
>> From: cobram at juno.com
>> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 22:00:05 -0300
>> To: Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
>> Cc: v8 at audifans.com
>> Subject: Re: [V8] help pleaes!!!
>> There are holes in the pulley to hold it while you loosen the nut
>> *Clockwise*, it's reverse thread.  I don't know what the OEM tool costs,
>> but I bought a tool off the SnapOn truck for $30 that works great.  I
>> think the snapon guy said that the tool is used to take apart
>> differentials in trucks, or something along those lines.  It's an
>> articulating X with two different size pins on the ends.  The pins fit
>> into the pulley so you can hold it and unscrew the fan nut.
>> "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com> writes:
>>> ... you want to pull the fan off the drive pulley?  I tried clamping
>>> down on
>>> an old serpentine belt with a pair of vise grips ... couldn't get
>>> enough
>>> grip to keep the pulley from spinning ... ended up with the
>>> adjustable pin
>>> spanner that the manual calls for.  I think the nut on the damper
>>> assembly
>>> is 1.25" ... using those tools the thing comes apart right away ...
>>> remembering that it has a right handed thread of course ...
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