Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 23 of 23

    Thread: Crank bolt which way to remove

    1. Member dogyouare's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2009
      Location
      Port Orange, FL
      Posts
      1,634
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GL, 91 Corrado G60, 96 Golf GTI, 88 300SE
      01-11-2010 07:07 PM #1
      which way do i have to spin the bolt to get the crank bolt off??? is it reverse thread?

    2. Member VR6225's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2004
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      2,354
      Vehicles
      T-Red 04 R32T, CTS Stage 3 w/ GT35r
      01-11-2010 07:30 PM #2
      Counter clockwise.

    3. Member CorvetteKillerVr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      1,253
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6T on 20psi (Garrett 60-1)
      01-11-2010 09:39 PM #3
      no it is not reverse thread
      turn counter clockwise

    4. Geriatric Member need_a_VR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 1999
      Location
      Oxford, PA
      Posts
      35,490
      Vehicles
      03 325i
      01-11-2010 09:46 PM #4
      It can be a complete sob sometimes, but it is regular thread.
      -Paul
      1995 GTI VR6 - Retired - 12.90@106 R32 power - 12.833@106 12v power
      KPTuned - Official MegaSquirt: Sales - Repair - Installation - Tuning
      MK3 Race Car Partout

    5. Member CorvetteKillerVr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      1,253
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6T on 20psi (Garrett 60-1)
      01-11-2010 09:51 PM #5
      its never an sob.

      its the engine is in the car, use and breaker bar propped up against the ground with the socket on the bolt, and QUICKLY turn the engine over.
      that way has worked everytime, just dont be a *****.

      and if the engine is out of the car, and say on a stand, turn the engine up sidedown, remove the oil pan. put a few tennis balls in the crankcase propped between the walls of the block and say the rod or crank. then remove the bolt with a breaker bar and socket.
      this way holds the crank still every time.

      good luck


    6. Geriatric Member need_a_VR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 1999
      Location
      Oxford, PA
      Posts
      35,490
      Vehicles
      03 325i
      01-11-2010 10:08 PM #6
      Seriously? I've done more pulley installs then I'd like to count and about 1 in 5 are a complete pain in the rear. Holding the crank still is the hardest part, the impact will spin it against even a stiff clutch if it's an older car with the stock pulley. I've had to drop pans to lock the crank against the side of the block before to get them off.
      -Paul
      1995 GTI VR6 - Retired - 12.90@106 R32 power - 12.833@106 12v power
      KPTuned - Official MegaSquirt: Sales - Repair - Installation - Tuning
      MK3 Race Car Partout

    7. Member CorvetteKillerVr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      1,253
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6T on 20psi (Garrett 60-1)
      01-11-2010 10:39 PM #7
      yeah. everytime ive done it using the starter, its worked.

      and the tennis balls in the crankcase works wonders too!


    8. Geriatric Member need_a_VR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 1999
      Location
      Oxford, PA
      Posts
      35,490
      Vehicles
      03 325i
      01-11-2010 11:16 PM #8
      The starter method will only work on things that my impact would easily take off anyway.
      -Paul
      1995 GTI VR6 - Retired - 12.90@106 R32 power - 12.833@106 12v power
      KPTuned - Official MegaSquirt: Sales - Repair - Installation - Tuning
      MK3 Race Car Partout

    9. Member CorvetteKillerVr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      1,253
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6T on 20psi (Garrett 60-1)
      01-12-2010 09:39 AM #9
      doubt it,

      i had the car in gear, with the hand brake on.
      and it works everytime

      no impact needed


    10. Geriatric Member need_a_VR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 1999
      Location
      Oxford, PA
      Posts
      35,490
      Vehicles
      03 325i
      01-12-2010 02:10 PM #10
      You can doubt all you want. You just haven't had a bad one yet.
      -Paul
      1995 GTI VR6 - Retired - 12.90@106 R32 power - 12.833@106 12v power
      KPTuned - Official MegaSquirt: Sales - Repair - Installation - Tuning
      MK3 Race Car Partout

    11. 01-12-2010 02:30 PM #11
      Hey Paul, don't you realize when you've lost an internetz battle?

    12. Geriatric Member need_a_VR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 1999
      Location
      Oxford, PA
      Posts
      35,490
      Vehicles
      03 325i
      01-12-2010 09:10 PM #12
      Apparently not! I'm going to have him over the next time I get a rough one and he can just take care of it for me. I'd even pay
      -Paul
      1995 GTI VR6 - Retired - 12.90@106 R32 power - 12.833@106 12v power
      KPTuned - Official MegaSquirt: Sales - Repair - Installation - Tuning
      MK3 Race Car Partout

    13. Member 05JettaGLXVR6's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 24th, 2006
      Location
      Annapolis, MD/Stockblocks, NJ
      Posts
      4,215
      01-12-2010 09:38 PM #13
      Paul knows nothing about 12v's Hell look at his user name!
      Lugtronic
      Clutch Masters
      IE
      IREV 2013 video
      9.04@167 JE pistons /stock rods 2013

    14. Member dogyouare's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2009
      Location
      Port Orange, FL
      Posts
      1,634
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GL, 91 Corrado G60, 96 Golf GTI, 88 300SE
      01-12-2010 10:00 PM #14
      ok i got the crank to lock.... but now i am jumping on my wranch or my brakerbar nothing.... my electric impact nothing.... my air impact nothing.... dammmmmm i am like 180 lbs and the motor moves with me when i put pressure and my "fat ass friend(300lbs)" was steping on my motor and still nothing.....!!!!! wow i know it 100lbs + 90deg turn........ i am getting pissed!!!!

    15. Member 92jetta9a's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2007
      Location
      Chicago Burbs
      Posts
      2,541
      Vehicles
      97 GTI
      01-12-2010 10:37 PM #15
      use a cheater bar about 2-3 foot long, or more if necessary, over the breaker bar and it should work

      i personally use a 4 ft long piece of rigid conduit over my breaker bar and it works every time.


    16. Member CorvetteKillerVr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      1,253
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6T on 20psi (Garrett 60-1)
      01-16-2010 03:10 AM #16
      im telling you.
      BREAKER BAR AGAINST THE GROUND, AND TURN THE ENGINE OVER.


      ONE SHOT.

      youd of had it off like a week ago


    17. Member dogyouare's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2009
      Location
      Port Orange, FL
      Posts
      1,634
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GL, 91 Corrado G60, 96 Golf GTI, 88 300SE
      01-16-2010 11:44 AM #17
      umm like in the other thread the motor is out of the car i did lock the crank and i jumped on my cheater bar and the motor moves. so i am wating for my fat ass friend(300lb) to come over and sand on the block while i jump with my mighty 180lb...

    18. Member CorvetteKillerVr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 9th, 2007
      Location
      Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      1,253
      Vehicles
      2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6T on 20psi (Garrett 60-1)
      01-16-2010 01:04 PM #18
      so youve got the tennis balls or something holding the crank and it still wont???


      then yeah, get your fat friend in there then


    19. 02-07-2010 02:20 PM #19
      after a long hour last night trying to remove the damn bolt with the engie on a stand this is exactly what I was thinking of trying next... now I know it's been done before lol

      gonna get me some tennis balls thanks for the tip


    20. Member dogyouare's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2009
      Location
      Port Orange, FL
      Posts
      1,634
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GL, 91 Corrado G60, 96 Golf GTI, 88 300SE
      02-07-2010 04:55 PM #20
      lol ok this is how i got it out tennis ball didnt work so.... i jabed a foot 2/8" extension to lock it and i stood on the block while my friend kicked and jumped on it( big long cheater bar) and sure enough it came out and wow my impact did number on the bolt. and u have to reinstall bolt to move crank to get the extension out.... u dont want to ruin the cylinder wall so just lock the piston!!!

    21. 02-07-2010 05:59 PM #21
      that's scary!

      but I'll try, it's funny im 180 pounds too and have a fat ass buddy thats 300 pounds lmao all tools required available


    22. Member vortexpert.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 27th, 2009
      Location
      Surprise, AZ
      Posts
      2,449
      Vehicles
      98 GTI VR6 S/C, 98 GTI VR6, 97 GTI VR6 DE, 02 2.0L jetta wagon, 03 GTI VR6, Haro Mirra 540 Air
      02-08-2010 01:38 AM #22
      done and done 12v friends!



    23. 04-28-2014 01:57 PM #23
      Have a 2000 Passat v6 2.8liter and trying to remove the crank bolt because there is a major leak from my crank seal. I dont have the special tool. Please any help to get it off.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •