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Cresco750

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To remove the flywheel I used a pneumatic impact wrench and held the flywheel from turning by wedging the blade of a large screw driver in the ring gear teeth and braced it against the starter pinion shroud. I know, it's not the perfect solution, but it worked.....and I don't have access to a flywheel turner tool.
Now, reinstalling the flywheel comes with its own issues, and in particular the torquing of the nut. What are people's thoughts on using the same method to stop the flywheel turning while I retorque the nut to its 150lbs, or would it be running a high risk of breaking a chunk out of the pinion shroud?
Any other options for preventing the flywheel from turning?
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Go to an auto supply store that loans tools and pick up a flywheel turner ( flywheel holder) It fits into the starter gear teeth on the flywheel to retain it while you torque the nut down.
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Indeed, although I'm not aware of any such stores in this part of the world who 'loan' tools. Down here they're all in it to sell you a new one even if you only need it for one job in your lifetime. Hence why I ask the question about my intended method?

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Hi, get a piece of square tubing, about a foot, and obtain strapping, webbing about an inch (24mm) or so wide, from local hardware store and make your own "over size" filter wrench. Take starter off and wrap the fly wheel with the new wrench you made, get a buddy to help you, he'll be holding against you while you torque the nut then reinstall starter. Easy peezy..........
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Job done; I went with my screw driver in the ring gear method and it worked ok. As I didn't have access to a BRP timing tool to find TDC I used a dial gauge that I had for measuring bearing clearance in the old Rotax ultralight engines.

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