[Vwdiesel] Engine eating pulley

Iain Hunter sagspottery at tiscali.co.uk
Mon Feb 16 14:34:16 PST 2009

Thanks for the pics

The bolt I have looks different to both of these. It's a standard hex head 
that is 20mm (I think I said 15mm in my previous email). Anyway, I have 
ordered a new pulley and the new type bolt, which will be with me on 

With regard to holding the crank still, the engine is still in the van, so 
the only purchase I can get on the flywheel is a something like a crowbar or 
a large, flat-bladed screwdriver or similar through the timing spy-hole and 
jam it between the teeth. I am worried that the torque of the gun would 
strip a few teeth off the flywheel though. I am reluctant to drop the pan if 
I can help it, but if it is the only way.....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rudy" <petersenrudy at hotmail.com>
To: "'Iain Hunter'" <sagspottery at tiscali.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 4:02 PM
Subject: RE: [Vwdiesel] Engine eating pulley

> Iain, the new Bolt replaces the thick washer so don't worry about that.
> Here is a Picture of the Tool I made for the Crankshaft Pully and the New
> Bolt.  I don't remember the Torque spec for the Bolt but it isn't 150 lbs
> and 180 degrees like someone else said on a prior email.  It's something
> like 60# and 90 degrees.
> It's the same Bolt they use for the later TDI's.  Old on left, New on 
> right.
> Rudy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
> Behalf Of Iain Hunter
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 2:18 AM
> To: VWfans
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Engine eating pulley
> Hi and thank you all once again for coming to my rescue. It's a huge 
> relief
> to hear that I probably don't need to strip the crankshaft out.
> It's a 1985, 1.6 TD in a T3 camper (vanagon) - Standard European spec. It
> has a 15mm bolt and a thick washer. The washer is smooth on both surfaces,
> although it could well have been different before hand, as there is now
> nothing left of the key-way on the pulley! Looks like I'll have to order a
> new bolt and washer when I order a pulley.
> Would it be possible to block-up the fly-wheel instead of removing the 
> pan?
> Or would the torque needed strip the teeth???
> Iain.
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