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RE: [T3] holding the flywheel

Hisham -

Another option is to make a tool to hold the fan lobes on the outside of the
fan.  You can see the one that I made at:


It is just 3/4" plywood.  It slips over the "handle" rear engine mount tube
that comes off of the breather stand.  I just took a piece of poster board,
cut a hole for the "handle", slipped it over and did a rubbing to transfer
the lob shape and position.  Then I cut out the poster board template and
transfered it to the plywood.  Couple minutes with a jig saw and you are all
set.  Works really good.  Just take the outside half of the fan housing off,
put the "handle" back on and then slip this pulley lock in place and the
engine will be kept from turning.

Don't think I would use it to hold the engine when removing the
flywheel....not sure the lobes could take the stress.  I use a piece of
angle iron ina  couple of the pressure plate bolts for that job.

John Jaranson
'71 FI Auto Fasty (Jane)
'66 Square (Sophy)
About Half a Late Square (Organ Donor)

> These are the options I also know but Haynes says "the 
> crankshaft can be
> locked by jamming a scrweddriver in the flywheel teeth" so 
> I've been trying
> this in all its variations for the past 2 days and still 
> can't get it to
> work. Now that I know that I am not missing some trick, I 
> think I'll get the
> tool.
> Thanks
> hisham
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Greg Merritt" <gregm@vwtype3.org>
> To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [T3] holding the flywheel
> >
> > There is a little "flywheel lock" tool that attaches to one of the
> > upper engine mounting holes and grabs the flywheel and 
> holds it in place.
> > Most VW parts houses stock/sell the tool.
> >
> > Alternatively, you can get a long piece of angle iron and drill
> > two holes to match two of the clutch mounting bolt holes.  
> Bolt it to the
> > flywheel, and you have a nice long lever to use against the fan nut
> > wrench.
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > -Greg
> >
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