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Old 09-01-2012, 07:24   #1
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How To Remove Front Crankcase Cover?

Our engine is a marinised Ford Transit 2401E [1976]. Now leaking a lot of oil from the crankshaft seal. I need to remove the front crankshaft cover to see and measure the dimensions of the seal.

Is there any tricks to holding the flywheel still whilst removing the huge nut?

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Re: How To Remove Front Crankcase Cover?

Ideally with an impact wrench. Electric if you have one or off a dive tank. In absence of an impact you can hold the balancer with a strap or chain wrench. You may also be able to bring it up against compression and be your own impact with a large breaker bar. The seal should be mounted to tha front cover. Good luck.

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Re: How To Remove Front Crankcase Cover?

Take some 3/8 line and do a jamming wrap around the pulley and tie to an engine mount.
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Re: How To Remove Front Crankcase Cover?

find a taped block of wood and jam into some place that will hold flywheel still. On my Sabb I can take off the side cover (4 easy bolts) to the engine block and use a wood block under the crankshaft. Wood should be a part of every mechanics toobox.
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