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Stuck Flywheel Alignment pin...

Old 04-16-2019, 08:44 PM
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Stuck Flywheel Alignment pin...

I am fixing a dropped valve in an 08 R56 base with the Automatic. I bought an alignment kit for the cams and now have a problem. The pin / dowel for the flywheel to locate the pistons for alignment is stuck. It was a little tight going in but finally clicked into place. Upon trying to remove it I found it was stuck. I tried producing some back and forth movement on the flywheel to help it dislodge but it did not work. In trying to get the pin out the dinky welded handle broke off. Now it is really stuck with no way to leverage it to dislodge it. Any ideas short of pulling the Automatic transmission? I'm hoping someone here has delt with this before and can help. Thanks.
Old 04-16-2019, 11:14 PM
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Can you borrow or buy a pair of locking pliers or mole grips as we call them? Once this is attached strongly you should be able to use something like a large screw driver to pise it out and even try to rotate it as you do so. Pulling the gearbox is a tad extreme.
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