[Vwdiesel] Engine eating pulley
mikitka at embarqmail.com
Sun Feb 15 16:17:53 PST 2009
If memory serves me well. My 91 jetta crank pulley caused me to snap a cam
when it came loose. To tighten I had to pull the pan, wooden block the crank
and then torque to 150lbs + a half turn more. That half turn more was a
bear. I wasn't sure my breaker bar was going to hold up. But it is on there
now and hopefully will not be coming off any time soon.
Those crank bolts take a lot of torque, even the old, non-stretch
ones. It's not uncommon to have to pull the pan and block the
crank in order to get it loose initially. A bit of red loctite on the
mating surface as well as the threads isn't a bad idea. I'd be more
for using blue on the threads though. Torque is 100ft/lbs + as I
recall. I usually just do whatever the good air wrench will put out.
Somewhere just above 150 ft/lbs I'd say.
Make sure which bolt you have and torque it well!
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