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Stuck on water pump change

Discussion in '911 Diesel Down!' started by Jimbanjer, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. Thewespaul

    Thewespaul Supporting Vendor Supporting Member

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    I had one that had red loctite on the threads. Only way I could get it off was by sacrificing a wrench I used to bolt in between the accessory bracket and the back of the pulley with a longer nut and bolt. Then I used my big channel locks and man handled the nut until it came loose.
    I sheared a couple bolts doing it this way, but eventually broke it loose. 138409E8-CE4A-4E8A-84D9-8178A4C2E47C.jpeg
     
  2. Jimbanjer

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    I’ll try that tomorrow!
     
  3. snicklas

    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    My autozone has 2 different kits, they had that one. Which I didn't get, and they had a second one, that was all solid spanners....

    This is the kit I used....

    https://www.autozone.com/loan-a-too...h/powerbuilt-fan-clutch-wrench-set/536932_0_0

    The only bad part is the spanner to go over the bolts on the pulley is flat, and the V-Belt pulley stick out in front of the bolts a bit. That's why it was easier for one person to hold the spanner on the bolts, and I ran the wrench/breaker bar on the nut.
     
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    ttman4 Last Nite's Dream..

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    Yrs ago I took a stick of 2 1/2" x 3/8" steel flatbar, about 24", and torched & ground out my own open end wrench. IIRC about 1 7/8" openend. Worked with a big hammer.
    If nut rounded off then pipe wrench or big channel lock pliers. Good luck!

    BTW, I kept my homemade wrench around for years hanging on the wall, painted "SNAP ON" on it for the heck of it! LOL LOL
     
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    I’ve been working late all week and finally am getting back to this this evening. Your trick worked! Along with a 6’ cheater pipe and all 155 lbs of me lol! When I pulled the pump, there is a lot more corrosion than I am used to seeing. Is this normal for these engines or do I need to be concerned about longevity?

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    The radiator fan was held on with both red Loctite and something white!
     

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