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Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 16, 2019 10:04AM

Can you lower an EM engine just enough (without taking it out or disconnecting most everything) to get a broken crank bolt out?

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 16, 2019 10:12AM

There are a lot of things to disconnect but yes you can.
Take off the rear grill, rear center engine mount cover, all the perimeter seal retainers and rear engine mount bracket. If the coil is mounted to the body you may need to remove those wires and the generator wiring too.
It the part of the bolt in the crank isn't messed up you might be able to get it out without taking anything off. There is a special balancer puller for using on the car but I don't know if it works on non A/C EMs.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: July 16, 2019 12:17PM

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Joel
but I don't know if it works on non A/C EMs

I don't know either, because the only reason for removing the pulley with the engine in the car is replacing the failed harmonic balancer.grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 16, 2019 12:37PM

Frank!! The SEAL!!! ggg

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: July 16, 2019 08:43PM

Portable EDM works wonders.

Understanding EDM: [en.wikipedia.org]

Chet in Ramona

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 16, 2019 08:46PM

I've never seen portable. Tell us more!

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: July 16, 2019 09:01PM

Here's this: [www.ebay.com]

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Or this: [www.ebay.com]

Using your favorite search, type-in: portable electrical discharge machine
You'll discover all sorts of examples.

Chet in Ramona

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Re: Broken Crank Bolt on EM Engine
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 18, 2019 04:50AM

Another tool I need to buy. That would be really useful.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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