Ive bought a 159 where the crank pulley has let go and it won't start.
I've seen the rubber go on the crank pulley but I've never seen the metal ribs come off like it has, some of it was wedged between the crank nut and engine casing trapping the cam belt , but it's not a problem as Ive spares to fix it.
All the rockers were broke which Ive replace and I've put a new cam belt on but after timing the engine with the tools and after 2 rotations the crank travels 2 teeth past the timing hole so I'm guessing the woodruff key has gone , but I can't get the crank nut off.
It's in gear , the timing belts still on and the cam locking tool is in and I'm buggered if the engine will lock and the nut will come off
Any help would be gratefully ,
Crank nuts can be real b**gers to get off. My S4 Spider needed a crankshaft seal replacing, and the garage needed to have the car in gear, with someone inside pressing on the brake pedal whilst another guy hauled on the nut using a piece of scaffold bar as an extension to the breaker bar. It did come off in the end!
What you think will be a relatively easy job turns out not to be ..
This spare engine I was going to use for mine as it only has 98k where as mine has 185 but I've never got round to using it and with it being sat in the garage for 2 years and in that length of time I thought the cylinders might of started to rust so, I can put it into this spare 159 and see how it goes