18mm socket and bar or 18mm spanner
1. Remove fan belt by using the 18mm spanner and rotating the pulley assembly anti clock wise.
2. Undo the bolt holding the tensioner pulley on, use the 18mm spanner and turn the bolt clockwise to undo the bolt (the bolt is actually right hand threaded.)
3. Place new pulley onto shaft, drop some loctite onto bolt and screw in (anti clockwise) Manual states 40 - 60 Nm is the torque setting.
4. Rotate pulley anti clock wise again and replace fanbelt.
5. Picture of comprehensive instructions that came with new pulley.
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Thanks man, this will be useful in a few days time. Damn that is one clean motor.
thread rest assured u r a good bloke thanks
Do you know you don't have to replace the whole pulley if it's only the bearing buggered? I replaced mine a couple of weeks ago for the price of a $6 bearing! Holden would have you believe that the whole thing comes as a complete assembly.
Damn! this could have saved me $50 a while ago lol
how much for the part?
i mean how much for the pulley (with bearings)
Did use any thread locker on this one ? (Sorry mate, early in morning and i didnt read your mention of loctite, sorry). Would you place any grease on the thread ?
Also are the part No.s the same for the VX series 1 ? Good write up.
vx will be differant as it is an ecotech motor.
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