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How to / DIY => Engines => Topic started by: raoleo on August 09, 2015, 08:11:13 PM

Title: Flywheel Nut
Post by: raoleo on August 09, 2015, 08:11:13 PM
I am getting ready to rebuild my ST1, after my cam gear came apart.  Does anyone know what size the large retaining bolt is on the flywheel?
Title: Re: Flywheel Nut
Post by: manfromthemist on December 16, 2019, 08:51:17 PM
I've measured it at 2" and 7/32, i'm finding it hard to get an imperial socket that big so i've ordered a 56mm six point draper impact socket for 14 from Amazon.
Title: Re: Flywheel Nut
Post by: Willw on December 17, 2019, 12:05:12 AM
I just started work on an ST1 and an SR1 last week and I was faced with the same dilemma.

According to my measurements the nut is 56mm, but my local hardware store doesn't stock that size. I tried a 55mm but it was too small.

On YouTube there is a video where a guy uses a 2-1/4 socket to loosen the bolt on an LD1, so I bought one of those.

It fits a bit looser than I would like, and I haven't actually used it yet, but hopefully it will work for me too.

Video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HUhSHeK5kc&t=194s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HUhSHeK5kc&t=194s)

For some reason the video doesn't seem to start at the beginning but you can back it up using the mouse on the progress bar.
Title: Re: Flywheel Nut
Post by: cobbadog on December 17, 2019, 03:37:16 AM
Use a bit of shim inside the socket if it is a bit loose. If no shim an aluminium drink can can be cut up and used.
Title: Re: Flywheel Nut
Post by: mike90045 on December 18, 2019, 05:04:30 PM
Auto parts stores often have large sockets for FWD car hubs. 
Title: Re: Flywheel Nut
Post by: Willw on December 19, 2019, 02:20:00 AM
I will try the drink can trick. Thank you.