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Old 01-08-2008, 09:44 PM
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Main Pully Nut and Keyway....

Well I got to give a very big heads up to my wife on this one.

As I was comming home from a night out this past Sat, she heard a strange noise. ONly cause the stereo was down low. I thought for sure my motor was toast, but after a free tow job to my mech. (gotta love roadside assistance) It was not as bad as it could have been.

He said that the keyway on the main pully was worn out and needs replaced. WHEW !!! SO after two days of worry, I get my car back Wed or Thurs, as soon as they get the part.

Just had to share. SO if you are getting a strange vibration, that feels like someone is turning a weighted crank in a perfect rythem, check you main pully bolt. What could have been a disaster, was saved by not having my stereo blasting.

Here is a short version of how I discoerd what it was....
On my car I thought my tires were out of balance, because I was getting a strange intermittent vibration. After the rebalance, it was stil there, so I did not know what else to look for. So I had the CV joints looked at. NO THERE either, so I gave up, until my wife saved the day with her keen sence of hearing. So after the god forsakin loose pully rattle she discovered, I now know where the problem lies.

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wow, props to your wife for saving your engine!!

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Thanks for the heads up mate. You got them fogs fitted yet?
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Not yet, I am going to wait til I have my bumper repainted, then I will have them put in. I am thinking about putting in some H3 HIDs that are almost pink in color...just to add some flavor. Not 100% yet, but will play it by ear.

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I don't know why but last year at work and online I saw a lot of people with the crank bolt snapping off and the pulley then falling off.

To be on the safe side when I did my T-belt stuff I also did a new crank pulley, bolt and key way.

Also I have seen a lot of people that have the pulley fall apart. The rubber damper that is part of the crank pulley just falls apart over time.

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