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2712Re: [bmw e28] Water pump - 520i

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  • Alan Myler - at home
    Aug 17, 2004
      Hi Joel,

      Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that.

      Alan


      Joel Trevino Gonzalez wrote:

      > Hey Alan,
      >
      > Have you tried using a long thin magnet to see what you might
      > get? Look at your auto store for some long thin one with an extending
      > handle for the magnet.
      >
      > Joel T.
      > Gonzalez
      > San
      > Antonio, TX.
      > (83) 528e
      >
      > Alan Myler - at home <amyler@...> wrote:
      > Help please.
      >
      > While changing the water pump on my 520i this evening (M20 engine)
      > I managed to drop one of its bolts down past the timing belt and into
      > the casing surrounding the belt's lower cogs. This casing is behind what
      > I guess is the crankshaft pulley.
      >
      > To get that bolt out I need to remove that pulley and take off the
      > plate that closes off the lower portion of the timing belt housing.
      >
      > Apart from considerations such as replacing the pulley in the same
      > position afterwards, is this a tough job?
      >
      > There appear to be 6 or so 13mm bolts holding the pulley to what I
      > premuse is the flywheel. No doubt they'll come off easily enough. But
      > there's also the big nut/bolt/whatever that looks like it's attached
      > to the end of the crankshaft? Is this torqued to a million lb.ft or
      > does it come off easily? Is it a left or right hand thread?
      >
      > Advice gratefully accepted.
      >
      > Alan
      >
      > '87 520i
      >
      >
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