I have a Sabb 2H, 1980, that I am refurbishing in my shop. I am tryin to remove the front flywheel housing so I can replace the gasket
and clean it up for new paint
. At this point I can't abandon the project
because the gasket
has been compromised from a 1/16" movement I have achieved thus far. Facing the forward end of the crankshaft there is a steel
ring that encircles the shaft (looks like its threaded on) and then the oil seal
encircling the ring with the housing around the whole system. The oil seal
is pressed into the housing so that when I get the housing off the seal comes with it. But......it appears that the ring around the main shaft actually is holding a lip of the housing in behind it, I can't see anything to confirm this and the schematic doesnt indicate either way. WHen I pull out on the housing with my hands it moves 1/16" and the main shaft moves with it.
I have been working off and on for over a month gently prying, tapping, hammering, pondering, puzzling, googling, and even emailed Sabb America but have got nothing to show. I will get a picture and send it.
Does anybody know what kind of engineering I'm dealing with and how to get my flywheel cover off?