mj_wils1970 New Reader
Feb. 29, 2016 10:33 a.m.

I was changing my timing belt for the first time and when I removed the crank pulley I got a good look at how much rust was on there. So naturally I started to clean it off. I was planning on painting it when I started wondering if I'd throw the balance off and destroy the crank.

Would removing the rust and painting kill my crank balance?

Keith Tanner MegaDork
Feb. 29, 2016 10:54 a.m.

Not unless we're talking about spectacular amounts of either.

mj_wils1970 New Reader
Feb. 29, 2016 10:56 a.m.

Thanks, although if the engine did go on me it would be a reason to put a 1.8 in it

mj_wils1970 New Reader
March 9, 2016 9:01 p.m.

Just to add another question to this topic, I heard that the bolt holding the timing gear on is a single use item. I've already got the woodruff key and was planning on reusing the bolt with blue loctite. Would that be ok or should I replace the bolt? My car is a 90 SNC FWIW.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
March 9, 2016 10:29 p.m.

I don't think it's single use, but it's cheap so a lot of people replace it as a matter of course. The Loctite and the correct torque are the important things.

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