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Old 01-29-2013, 10:27 AM
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Mein Auto: E38 740il
Removing the Crankshaft Collar Bolt aka Jesus Bolt

Just pulled my Collar bolt off. You know the main bolt that holds on the Harmonic Balancer. Main issue here is getting the right pin inserted into the flywheel to lock down the Pulley from rotation. Most of the kits that are sold offer only the straight pin. For the 1998 740il you need the pin with a 90 degree bend. 20.00 on the net. The rest of the story is Home Depot. 4 ft Black Pipe 1 inch. Also a good 1 inch breaker bar (14 inches long)and a 1 inch IMPACT grade 27mm Socket. I soaked the bolt top with wd40 the night before. Got up this morning put the pipe together with the breaker bar. Positioned over the top 90% with the Hood still on, and literally gave it a slow bouncing torque. About 1 inch of movement at my hand. She came off like butter. She wanted me to take it off because I prepped her like a date When you dont prep she wont move. Just like a woman!

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