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Old 04-06-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Dont forget that MOST air wrenches are not strong enough to break the crank pulley bolt lose. If you dont believe me YOU WILL find this is true. I have a large 60 gal compressor and a pro model ER 1/2 inch drive air wrench and still not enough power. Honda even has a service bulletin about this very tight and hard to remove bolt......The job also requires a special tool to lock the crank in place when the bolt is removed ,best to leave this job to a pro like me...$.ching ching$$$$
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Dont forget that MOST air wrenches are not strong enough to break the crank pulley bolt lose. If you dont believe me YOU WILL find this is true. I have a large 60 gal compressor and a pro model ER 1/2 inch drive air wrench and still not enough power. Honda even has a service bulletin about this very tight and hard to remove bolt......The job also requires a special tool to lock the crank in place when the bolt is removed ,best to leave this job to a pro like me...$.ching ching$$$$
Thats where the torch comes in handy, nothing a little heat won't fix.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Thats where the torch comes in handy, nothing a little heat won't fix.
Yep.....just dont set the car on fire or overheat the bolt unless you want it "snap off" in the crank.. ching ching! lol
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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Dont forget that MOST air wrenches are not strong enough to break the crank pulley bolt lose. If you dont believe me YOU WILL find this is true. I have a large 60 gal compressor and a pro model ER 1/2 inch drive air wrench and still not enough power. Honda even has a service bulletin about this very tight and hard to remove bolt......The job also requires a special tool to lock the crank in place when the bolt is removed ,best to leave this job to a pro like me...$.ching ching$$$$
You need a new impact.
Get an IR Titanium Amazon.com: Ingersoll-Rand 2135TI 1/2-Inch Titanium Duty Air Impact Wrench: Home Improvement. Strongest impact I've ever owned.

To the OP: make sure you have all the front seals replaced. Very important on a Honda.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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You need a new impact.
Get an IR Titanium Amazon.com: Ingersoll-Rand 2135TI 1/2-Inch Titanium Duty Air Impact Wrench: Home Improvement. Strongest impact I've ever owned.

To the OP: make sure you have all the front seals replaced. Very important on a Honda.
Have you used this new Ingersoll rand to break the pulley bolts on hondas? Besides 99% of the people who ask questions here dont have this type of tool OR THE BIG 180 LB PER SQUARE INCH AIR COMPRESSOR.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Have you used this new Ingersoll rand to break the pulley bolts on hondas? Besides 99% of the people who ask questions here dont have this type of tool OR THE BIG 180 LB PER SQUARE INCH AIR COMPRESSOR.
I've got an ole IR 285B-6 laying around that someone can borrow. I'm sure that big ole bastard would bust them loose. Trying to make it work some how is your problem though.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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I am transferring my old 98 Honda Civic DX to a relative. I think the only thing I need to do is a timing belt change (oil/oil filter replaced, brakes and tire tread are still good, and spark plug/distributer cap replaced)... I called around and they are quoting me $350 to $380 for parts and labor with 2-3 hour timeframe... Is that a good price or can I "haggle" them for a lower price and how much lower can I go?
Haggle? WTF makes you think you can haggle a price? Do you think you're worth what you get paid?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Haggle? WTF makes you think you can haggle a price? Do you think you're worth what you get paid?
Thats funny haggle? Do you 'haggle" with the nurse taking x-rays of your busted leg at the ER......Mechanics deserve respect . haggle with a car salesman.not a mechanic,,,,,lol When yuppys would try to haggle over what I wanted to charge at a dealership I worked at I would find ways to run the bill up more...
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Have you used this new Ingersoll rand to break the pulley bolts on hondas? Besides 99% of the people who ask questions here dont have this type of tool OR THE BIG 180 LB PER SQUARE INCH AIR COMPRESSOR.
Yes I have used it to break the crank bolt loose. Works great. Haven't found too many bolts or nuts it won't either break loose or break off.

As far as those 99%, I wasn't talking to them. I was talking to you since your impact can't get the job done.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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Yes I have used it to break the crank bolt loose. Works great. Haven't found too many bolts or nuts it won't either break loose or break off.

As far as those 99%, I wasn't talking to them. I was talking to you since your impact can't get the job done.
Your air wrench sounds like a nice one. My old IR still works good and I cant justify getting another one just for one project. You dont have to have an air tool to remove that bolt if you got skills . If I used it every day I would get one like yours.
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