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Re: [T3] Noise, pulley etc

On 8 Feb 2005 at 10:16, Daniel Baum wrote:

> Thanks everyone. After having another look, here's the gameplan:
> - I will remove the muffler. The advantages of it not being there far
> outweigh the half hour it will take me to get it off. I am not being paid a
> flat rate fee for doing this after all.

Sounds reasonable to me. We'd probably both do it differently if the muffler 
was old and everything rusted together.

> - Then I should be able to remove the pulley housing (question: is this
> right?)


> - After the pulley housing is off I should be able to get my electric impact
> wrench onto the pulley bolt. According to Russ this should be able to crack
> the bolt open without jamming the torque converter. I would rather do this
> the least possible to avoid any possibility of breaking something.

You'll still need to lock up the engine when you torque that bolt back in. It 
needs 92 ft-lbs. Don't try to do this part with the inpact wrench. If you want 
to use the rope-in-the-combustion-chamber trick, do it in #2 because that crank 
throw is closest to the rear of the engine.

> - Take off fan housing and fan and find out what's rattling. Do whatever
> needs to be done to fix it.

You'll probably need a couple of M8 x 1.25 bolts and a "steering wheel puller" 
to get the fan off. DON'T resort to prying it, but it may just wiggle off.

Get an M6 x 1.0 tap and grind off the tip so it will tap to the bottom of a 
blind hole, then tap those bolt holes all the way to the bottom. Use longer 
bolts and Loctite.

> - Put everything back together putting the muffler back on last, after the
> new rubber intake housing which I now need.
> Does this sound reasonable?


Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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