- Jan 26, 2020
- CA, USA
will it be safe to remove the crank bolt without loosening the tension? I will be installing the supercharger crank pulley and was wondering if I can get away without doing so.
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Supercharger pulley just adds on the crankYes, the harmonic balancer bore is pretty long, but I don't know how you're going to get the balancer off with the belts on.
You probably don't need to since the HB slides on a few inches.Supercharger pulley just adds on the crank
I loosened the belt, not that much more steps heheYou probably don't need to since the HB slides on a few inches.
However, being the OCD that I am, I would release the tension so that when I retorque the bolt, there isn't side pressure causing a micro-misalignment afterwards and introduce a slight vibration because all tolerances are to one side.
But that's me. Can it be done? Yes.
I recently refreshed all my belts. I decided to loosen all the belts 😬Unless the existing belts are new, installing the supercharger is the prime time to install all new belts. Belts are far easier to replace during this time rather than to be forced to do so down the road as the SC belt will need to be removed to do that.