removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Benevolent Aroh /

I feel like i am putting to much pressure on my crank when I use a piston stop to remove the flywheel nut.. Is there a better alternative?

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

use it in conjunction with an Impact...

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Probably Fred /

Ya what he said^^ but hold the flywheel too but only after its on the key and hand tightened a few lb

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Don't use an impact wrench to remove or install the flywheel nut. If you don't want to use a piston stop then just use a flywheel holder or a strap wrench.

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Probably Fred /

A air impact not a hammer impact does less damage removing any nut.

In fact a very hard to remove reverse thread za50 main gear nut comes right off with much less damage then using a breaker bar .

Yes using a air impact to tighten without adjustable torque setting is gonna damage stuff

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Air impact wrenches are great, but they should never be used on a flywheel or clutch nut when using a piston stop.

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Stuff bungee in there, geez, then....still hold flywheel when zipping it off.

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Hold the flywheel not use a piston stop which will flat spot the bearings... unless you are removing the flywheel to open the cases to swap out crank and bearings then just keep in mind the crown of the piston might have a peened spot in the center from the piston stop.

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Gruff "(OFMC)" - /

ahh dont worry bout it, I do it all the time without a piston stopp. Just check the torque when done.

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

Lukas McWhorter /

Just put your ratchet on the nut and hit it real quick with a hammer. That is...unless your fortunate enough to have an impact wrench.

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

John Warren IhazJawas /

i used the rope trick it worked great for me

Re: removing flywheel with a piston stop harmful?

i'm a strap wrench kinda guy myself. I like the rope in the hole trick for real stuck nuts tho....piston stops are scary. :)

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