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Old 23rd February 2012, 04:48 PM
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Harmonic balancer on 300tdi

Hi all,
AM having trouble getting the Harmonic balancer off my 300 tdi.
Any tricks that I should know.
Have tried tools,turning the engine over,swearing etc..

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Old 23rd February 2012, 06:14 PM
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You need a tool to lock the crankshaft from turning (bolts into the puller threaded holes on the harmonic balancer) so that you can use a 27mm 3/4" socket on a breaker bar to undo the bolt.

The bolt is often locktited in place so a lot of force could be needed and in extreme cases some heat on the bolthead itself

There are many threads on this site about this .
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Old 23rd February 2012, 06:24 PM
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there is a bit of discussion in this thread:

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/technical-...oval-tool.html

pics at post #12

looks from your location like you are close to KLR - you could get them to do it for you
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Old 23rd February 2012, 08:35 PM
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The breaker bar on the chassis rail trick works really well, and its only scary the first time you do it.

Ps for tightening, the recommendation from the local landy bloke was to jam a wedge between the block and the crank (like a .5"X2" alloy block) - worked perfect. Does require removal of the sump but its a good idea to pull the sump and pick up and give them a good clean - my pick up had a huge amount of **** in the screen, not far from fully blocked.
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REMOVE<<<< REMOVE the wire that acitvates the fuel solenoid BEFORE attempting to crack said nut with starter motor
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Thanks all for the tips and tricks.
Finally got it off.
All fixed now,back together.
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