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Old 02 Jul 2018, 12:48 pm
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Finally getting to working on the 05 turbo vert. Got it on jack stands getting ready to pull the crank pulley and low and behold some idiot has welded the crank pulley to the end of the crankshaft. Im going to do my best to find out who did this work, this is a local car, and let them know what a jackass he is and should be smacked along the side of his head with a welding stinger ! I can not stand to see mechanic work half assed like this ( dont even think it's 1/2 assed , lower standard in my opinion ) Im sure he either buggered the threads or twisted it off. Instead of fixing it correctly he has made it a nightmare for the next guy. Im going to grind it off to see what Ive got, if its to bad Ill put the motor out of the 03 in it.

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Old 02 Jul 2018, 01:05 pm
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might be able to hit the weld a few times with a torch and pull it off.
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Old 02 Jul 2018, 04:23 pm
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Old 02 Jul 2018, 07:57 pm
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I couldn't see it...finally got it to show. Amazon Photo problem I'm sure

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I now have it removed. Obviously the dampner is ruined, luckily I have another one. The hole in the crank had been stripped out for sure. Apparently he tried to drill and tap it but did not succeed. I do believe I can repair it with out to much effort. Im going to go ahead and get the top end off the motor to see what the damage is to the head and or gasket from the overheating.
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Old 03 Jul 2018, 06:23 am
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Southern Middle TN, huh? I sure hope you're not in Bedford County. This sure looks like something a local garage there was notorious for. I won't mention the name, just in case you're not in Shelbyville. If you are, PM me and I'll ask if you've ever heard of this clown.
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Old 03 Jul 2018, 08:14 am
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Southern Middle TN, huh? I sure hope you're not in Bedford County. This sure looks like something a local garage there was notorious for. I won't mention the name, just in case you're not in Shelbyville. If you are, PM me and I'll ask if you've ever heard of this clown.
In just South of Lawrenceburg. It's possible the car came from Shelbyville, I bought it local. The guy tapped the front end on something and kept driving it till it quit.
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Old 03 Jul 2018, 08:43 am
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Where I'm from, that is called "liquid wrench". The "old hand" mechanics would do that kind of thing all the time if they strip something out or even if they just didn't have the right bolt to put back in.

If the one that did this was good at "liquid wrench", they would have rapped the harmonic balancer in a wet rag and then hit the center very quickly with the welding rod. So the damper may not be ruined.

The old hand way to remove this is to grind out the weld with a buffer grinder. Then pull the harmonic balancer and replace it with one from a salvage car. The treads on the end of the crank will most likely be ruined but they run really deep on a 2.4L engine. You may be able to clean them up with a long tap and then install a longer crank bolt.
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Old 03 Jul 2018, 08:22 pm
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Good news is I got the crank fixed, Bad news is Ive got the head off. Number 2 and 3 pistons are burnt and cylinders scored badly. So out comes the motor in the next few days and replaced with the 03 parts car motor.
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Old 04 Jul 2018, 06:54 am
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There's a great Pull-A-Part yard in Nashville off Centennial Blvd. I used to "shop" there on a regular basis when I lived in New Johnsonville. Grew up in Humphreys County. They show to have one 05 model that came into the yard on May 29th. Not sure about the swap as I THINK some sensors may have changed location between 03 and 05. NitroPT or Handy might know. You seem like you know what you're doing and I'm sure if anything like that shows up, you'll be able to work around it or adapt as necessary.
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