Crank Pulley Bolt (replacment)

Djaniero

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As above lads, does anyone know where I can get a replacment crankshaft pulley bolt from, for my GT?
I assume it maybe the same as other Toyota variants, but wanted to double check first.

Thanks for any info.
 

SKINY

Lifer
They are normally a cnut to get slack, what I do is jam an old bar and socket on through the chassis so its solid and then tickle the starter for a second to loosen them :)
 

Djaniero

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Thanks... Legends as always lads.
Mine some how came loose on recent road trip. A garage since tightened it back up with some thread lock, but it seems to have a slight wobble on the pulley now... Guessing the rubber damper has given up the ghost.
I since bought a replacment pulley from Fensport (read all the horror stories about the solid pulleys lol), so thought I would replace the bolt also while I'm at it.
 
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Calum122

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Thanks... Legends as always lads.
Mine some how came loose on recent road trip. A garage since tightened it back up with some thread lock, but it seems to have a slight wobble on the pulley now... Guessing the rubber damper has given up the ghost.
I since bought a replacment pulley from Fensport (read all the horror stories about the solid pulleys lol), so thought I would replace the bolt also while I'm at it.
I bought so many pulleys from fensport, NOT A SINGLE ONE FITTED!!!

Eventually I found out they sold me an AE86 one. Either way, I've not been terribly impressed with that company :(
 

Djaniero

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I bought so many pulleys from fensport, NOT A SINGLE ONE FITTED!!!

Eventually I found out they sold me an AE86 one. Either way, I've not been terribly impressed with that company :(

Jheeze....Hoping mine fits now. How does the AE86 one differ to the 4EFTE one? I'll double check mine.
 

SKINY

Lifer
How will you balance your harmonics now bud. So many horrible tales I've heard about them I'm swerving them like the covid jab lol
 

Skalabala

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If you want to go with a light pulley then just get one from Toyota 2E engine.
The harmonic vibration will cause premature crank bearing failure.
 

Djaniero

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How will you balance your harmonics now bud. So many horrible tales I've heard about them I'm swerving them like the covid jab lol

If you want to go with a light pulley then just get one from Toyota 2E engine.
The harmonic vibration will cause premature crank bearing failure.

Its such a subjective topic guys. I too read all the horror stories about the solid lightweight pulleys.

I had a long chat with my engine builder also....many of his builds are running solid crank pulleys get driven hard and have no issues. He did advise me to increase the frequency of my oil changes though.

The oem pulley is still going ok, but does have a slight wobble so I'm convince the rubber has actually given up the ghost.
 

Calum122

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@Djaniero I ended up using a new 4EFE pulley on my setup. Lighter than the 4EFTE one but keeps the harmonic dampener.

So long as you're not expecting it to to 250'000 miles you should be fine :p
 

Skalabala

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Its such a subjective topic guys. I too read all the horror stories about the solid lightweight pulleys.

I had a long chat with my engine builder also....many of his builds are running solid crank pulleys get driven hard and have no issues. He did advise me to increase the frequency of my oil changes though.

The oem pulley is still going ok, but does have a slight wobble so I'm convince the rubber has actually given up the ghost.
The Toyota 1E/2E/4E has small crank bearings, 15mm by 40mm. You need to take care of them.
 

dac69er

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@Djaniero I ended up using a new 4EFE pulley on my setup. Lighter than the 4EFTE one but keeps the harmonic dampener.

So long as you're not expecting it to to 250'000 miles you should be fine :p
people who worry about the damper, change to the 4efe pulley which is lighter without considering that the extra weight is part of the harmonic balancing of the whole rotating assembly.

i dont personally think it makes a huge difference on the 4efte engine so i wouldnt lose sleep over it.
 
i've used the 4efe crank pulley on the 4efte and 5efte over the years, no issues at all
i mainly use it because its easier to disassemble and remove versus the 4efte pulley
the moderate weight saving is neither here nor there for me
 

Djaniero

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Hey guys,
So I managed to get a brand new crank pulley bolt from Toyota. I have to double check, but this one seems slightly shorter than the original oem one from memory.
 

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Djaniero

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Thanks Duncan. Tbh I only saw the old bolt briefly when the mechanic removed it briefly. I just assumed it was longer.
 

Calum122

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Pulley looks smart. Question is, does it fit!

As I say, no end of luck with Fensport. But that looks smart.
 

RoyalDutchie

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Seems these bolts are out of stock now:(

Guess the one from the 4efe starlet won't be a good idea since it might be shorter or doesn't fit quite right?
 
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