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    So, if you 'CAN' remove the crank pulley it should be a relatively simply replacement.

    I suppose it all hinges on if you can lock the crank pulley but assume a windy gun is needed and to get access, you need to remove the rads, which intern you will need to remove the front bumper, which in turn means you have to remove the headlights, which in turn means it will be a b@stard

    Check for the thread on the crank nut, it may be left handed due to the rotation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Conaero View Post
    So, if you 'CAN' remove the crank pulley it should be a relatively simply replacement.

    I suppose it all hinges on if you can lock the crank pulley but assume a windy gun is needed and to get access, you need to remove the rads, which intern you will need to remove the front bumper, which in turn means you have to remove the headlights, which in turn means it will be a b@stard

    Check for the thread on the crank nut, it may be left handed due to the rotation.
    Thanks - I did think this would be the case which would indeed be a mighty pain in the ****.... However I do like a good project to work on - hmmm tempting! On the other hand, the summer is coming and I want to be out driving....

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    If you can brace the crank pulley you might get away with it.

    You could consider welding the crank pulley to some sort of bracket.

    I have a spare pulley if you knacker yours.

    Industrial stilsons would be my first port of call though or they may be a hole in the pulley you can put a lever through to stop the rotation.

    put some rubber round the pulley first so you don't destroy the belt groves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Conaero View Post
    If you can brace the crank pulley you might get away with it.

    You could consider welding the crank pulley to some sort of bracket.

    I have a spare pulley if you knacker yours.

    Industrial stilsons would be my first port of call though or they may be a hole in the pulley you can put a lever through to stop the rotation.

    put some rubber round the pulley first so you don't destroy the belt groves.
    Good advice there thanks - will update when I decide what to do.

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