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Steve,
A flywheel lock is the best way to go.

I have reviewed a couple of your past posts and someone has "worked" on the car, maybe causing additional damage. Referring to the cam belt spring tensioner on your 1987 924S.

Your front crank photo shows rust. This may just be surface but it may cause you a nightmare of problems getting the front crank bolt out and replace the seal and oil pump gear if ANY grove appears.

I have done mine without the lock. Brake on, in gear, shove a big metal screwdriver between the starter ring and clutch housing, use a big locking pliers to hold, get a 1 meter braker bar, attach socket, gently remove big crankshaft bolt-HA.
Reverse steps-Remember the big crankshaft bolt is torqued at 150 Foot Pounds or 205 Newton Meters (Nm)

Chicken? No, just understand what to expect.

GL
John_AZ
1988 924S 58.7K + 1987 924S 112.8K DD

Last edited by John_AZ; 12-21-2008 at 06:26 AM.. Reason: oil pump gear replace
Old 12-21-2008, 06:23 AM
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