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Old September 14th, 2020, 07:22
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Re: Fan/Idler pulley/AC/Alt bracket help!

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IMHO you were lucky. Best to at a minimum, use a longer bolt and washers. If you bugger up the threads in the crank snout, you're in for a world of hurt...
x 1000, very dangerous and a good way to mess things up fast!
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Old September 14th, 2020, 07:44
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I've rebuilt the stroker twice now.
Pulled it with the puller tool. and installed it with the crank bolt both times.
It did not seem sketch. bolt was tons of threads deep before it even touched the balancer

No issues yet.
Re-used OEM balancer first time in 2008.
Bought a new one on my 2016 rebuild.

but I suspect greasing the snout and inner surface helped it go on easy.
I'm glad it worked out for you. I've done plenty of "schechy" things in my 40+ years of wrenching. The older I get, the less of a rush I'm in. I guess my experience of having a few instances where I wasn't doing "by the book" but it seemed fine right up until it didn't has made me more cautious over the years. Not in any way directed at you (or anyone else) but when I was in my 20s, I thought that I knew everything...
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Old September 14th, 2020, 19:13
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Re: Fan/Idler pulley/AC/Alt bracket help!

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x 1000, very dangerous and a good way to mess things up fast!
I had a buddy make the mistake of trying to pull the balancer on with only about 3 turns of the bolt engaged. The bolt being harder than the crank, it ripped out the last few threads. Fortunately, we were able to get a new bolt to engage and thread in. Otherwise we would be looking at a much bigger problem to fix.
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Old September 14th, 2020, 19:45
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Re: Fan/Idler pulley/AC/Alt bracket help!

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Thanks for the quick reply!
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I'm assuming that I'll probably have to use a "Y" style puller like this:
https://www.amazon.com/ARES-43-Piece.../dp/B07FWHBWVN
I'm I correct?
Yes. That is the style of puller I use.

Nice thing about that kit is it appears to include a shorter bolt for the center of the puller (the bolt that does all the work). That should give you a better chance at clearance. You would probably need all the length that short bolt has to offer, but it looks like it might be just long enough to pull it off.

Expecting that kit to be cheap chinesium hardware I would make sure to lube the threads on that center bolt. Anti-seize works well for that purpose. Well, it works well for the sake of the threads. It is a PITA to clean up as soon as you put your hands on that screw. DAMHIKT, yet I keep operating this way. I have been using the same puller for about 30 years now, so it seems to at least keep the tools working well.
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Old September 14th, 2020, 20:22
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Re: Fan/Idler pulley/AC/Alt bracket help!

I used a harmonic Balancer / steering wheel puller from Napa no issues with any clearance.
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Old September 14th, 2020, 20:29
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Re: Fan/Idler pulley/AC/Alt bracket help!

All those are usually rented free at the major stores!
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