XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - Dudley
I am told mine is bent! You can see the alternator belt wobbling as the pulley turns so it\'s certainly mis-shapen and I had thought the garage hadn\'t perhaps put it back properly when they were doing the timing belt recently. But they say it\'s actually bent.

Any ideas how this happens - it certainly doesn\'t look in any way damaged!! New one from Rover dealer is £80 - an incredible price. So it\'s off to the scrapyards for a search.
XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - rg
Dudley,

This happened to me...

The pulley is in two parts with a rubber cushioning insert between the two. The rubber gets dirty and looks like the surrounding steel, so it gets ignored.

I tried to remove my stubborn pulley by using a puller on the outer rim, and _not_ by screwing one into the threaded holes in the centre part.

The result? The outer pulley got pulled off the inner very slightly, hence it did not run properly. The other risk in doing it this way is cracking the thin outer tracks of the pulley which become very sharp and damage the belt.

It sounds like the garage mis-handled it like I did, so time for a visit I think.

The XUD is fairly common, so a call to a Cit/Pug, etc specialist breaker may do it. I think that I paid £20 for mine.

HTH

rg
XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - Dudley
Thanks Rob. The garage claim it to be a total mystery, but at least are looking for another pulley (they say) from their scrapyard contacts. They warn me that it\'s a very difficult pulley to remove so it\'s unlikely I\'d be able to do it with \"ordinary\" tools.
XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - rg
Dudley,

I am not convinced that it is that difficult to remove. It has, as I recall, two tapped 10mm-ish holes in it. I am sure that there are some \"off the shelf\" thread-in pullers that would do it. They appear to have a tendency to work loose anyway, ruining the crankshaft keyway and crankshaft, so it may be an idea to check that they have put a good one on, and not one with a worn keyway.

(Where is the Hydraulic Fenmeister when we need him? Have you gone fishing in the forty-foot, Mr MM?)

MM has had recent experience with a snapped pulley bolt on an XUD, so should be intimately acquainted with that end of the motor..)

HTH

rg
XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - M.M
Your voice bellowed across the Fen Rob so...

These pulleys are not a great problem unless someone has *needed* to Lok-Tite the crank nose/pulley joint.

Every one I do gets a dose of WD40 after the bolt comes out, a tap round the face half a dozen times with a copper hammer then a few wobbles/pulls and it's off.

By the way that dodgy bodged up crank/pulley/bolt you mention is still holding...amazing.

MM
XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - Dudley
Thanks for these points. Looks like a visit to the scrapyard might be in order on Saturday!
XUD engine - bottom pulley bent - Canuck
Nice to hear of more crankshaft pulley tales of the unexpected. As you may recall, Rob helped me with some advice on another thread with my 406 with a badly expanded crankshaft keyway. I followed his "belzona & loctite" method, with a properly tightened new bolt and I'm happy to report that it has stayed in place for about 1500 miles now.

I replaced the cam belt and both oil seals at the same time so I'm hopeful it will be another 78,500 miles before I have to find a way to get it off. This repair probably rescued the engine (and hence the car) from becoming worthless so I am grateful that made it keep working.

Anyhow you guys are stars in my book.

//Canuck

 

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