I used a fly wheel locking tool
Hmm, I just wail on it with an impact and call it a day. Never did the stretch part. It's been years too...maybe I'll check my car.
'87 rocco ,ABA16VitbT, 9a pistons, dual exhaust cams, megasquirt v2.2 2-extra, E85,
volvo TD0-14T turbo, celica intercooler, corolla manifold, gsxr itbs, water injection, staged injection.
exhaust cam mod info: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2508013
i figured it out. i have a lightweight flywheel so the pressure plate bolt holes are accessible from the back side. i put the bolt in about half way from the back so when i turned the crank the bolt would wedge up against the block and prevent the flywheel from spinning.
but still curious where you got the flywheel lock tool
But at work I mostly use the impact method. I've been wrenching vw's for over 20 yrs now no comebacks .
91 GTI 16V Project - All Motor - My Build Thread - http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ssembly-Thread
Not sure if this applies to a 16v but both an impact and 66ftlb+1/2 turn lead to a broken bolt for me on an 8v. 66ftlb+1/4 turn running strong for now...
I've also read that the 1985 to 1992 (not 100%) Bently manuals say 66ftlb+1/2 turn where as the updated version now says 66ftlb+1/4 turn. I've had a few crank bolts out and these seem to be the most finicky.
The impact is for when you don't care about the customers, and you want to get the job done asap, and charge the big bucks for it.
It might hold, it might fail, who knows when it is not your car...
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Originally Posted by Mk1Madness