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Mace HB puller

_R_J_K_

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Hi Mace, will this work on a VR balancer?
3 jaw puller should be a pretty standard tool and there's nothing special about Commo balancers, I just use a $30 one from ebay and it works great.
 

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3 jaw puller should be a pretty standard tool and there's nothing special about Commo balancers, I just use a $30 one from ebay and it works great.
The bolt one destroyed my last balancer and it was a garage that took it off. I even asked him if he had the special puller and he said he had one that was a good one. he showed my balancer to me wrecked and said it was a bastard to get off. Needless to say I was up for a new pulley, with the current one less than two years old. Few people have said use a bolt one and clean the holes, made no difference to mine it was still trashed. Fortunately it was starting to make a noise every few mins and I suspected it was going to fail at some point, so I already had replacement. However, had I known he was going to wreck it I would have just used my three jaw and wrecked the vulcanising and not ripped the bolt holes apart using a bolt puller.
 

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The bolt one destroyed my last balancer and it was a garage that took it off. I even asked him if he had the special puller
Looks like the Alloytec uses an LS style balancer with spokes, and the hooks on this remover sit behind the spokes, so would say this won't work for a VR.
 

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Looks like the Alloytec uses an LS style balancer with spokes, and the hooks on this remover sit behind the spokes, so would say this won't work for a VR.
Yeah mine has three or four slots in the centre steel part that can use a leg puller, like the one above. There used to be a few on eBay but they are not listed anymore. Mace doesn't list the old Buick puller for hire anymore either. I was hoping it was the same thing but seems it different. I have the ute at a garage now anyway who has the proper Buick puller. I would like to own the tool myself if I could save me having to book it in with the one place I know has the right tool for the job.
 

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Yeah mine has three or four slots in the centre steel part that can use a leg puller, like the one above. There used to be a few on eBay but they are not listed anymore. Mace doesn't list the old Buick puller for hire anymore either. I was hoping it was the same thing but seems it different. I have the ute at a garage now anyway who has the proper Buick puller. I would like to own the tool myself if I could save me having to book it in with the one place I know has the right tool for the job.
hi Losh info for a later date... bolt puller will work tust fine if you use a/f bolts the holes line up with the slots. Ive done three that was after paying a madcanic $400 to supply /fit one
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