On Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:50:13 -0700 (PDT), Uncle Monster
I was prepared to buy myself a present (a 3/4" impact gun) but this
was such a miserable job on a Prelude, I just bailed out on it.
The dealer actually loosens the motor mounts and lifts the engine a
bit to get in there.
It isn't like most FWDs, You don't remove the wheel well and see the
belt. It is lined up precisely with the strut housing, about 1/4" away
from the cover. Even sneaking the cover off doesn't help much.
The $1000 belt job includes a water pump, a main seal job and a few
other things that are easier when the motor is loose.
If you are talking about the but on the main shaft of the transmission
(where the clutch bolts on) you need to remember it is left hand
I was not ready to torch a crank shaft but that may be why Honda sells
you the seal.
On 10/25/2015 12:47 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Those. Back in the day when Mopar had a thing for left handed lugnuts
more than one stud got snapped off with the application of a breaker bar
and 4' of pipe. iirc, the rear brake drum was held on the axle by a
large left-handed nut too. Or maybe I'm just remembering the pain of
using a puller to get the drum assembly off the taper.
There are a few exceptions: 8mm and 5/16" are so close as to make no practical
difference, likewise 16mm and 5/8", 4mm and 5/32", etc.
That depends on whether your vehicles use both types of fasteners. Obviously there is no
need for SAE wrenches on a vehicle with all-metric fasteners, or vice versa.
The last vehicle I had that used a mixture of SAE and metric fasteners was built in the mid or
late 1980s. My wife's 1998 Mustang is 100% metric.
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