View Full Version : How the????

05-19-2010, 11:12 PM
Okay the other night I was putting my camshaft idle pulley on and was torquing the bolt down to what I thought was spec. I was looking in my haynes which listed 80 ft/lbs under the crankshaft idle pulley. Well I was tired and got the two confused and long story short is this happened.


I don't know how the hell I didn't break it straight in half, but the thing popped louder than hell because it was pulling itself apart in the camshaft. I got luckier than hell that I didn't break it off. At that point I put down all my tools and walked out of the garage for the night.

And yes, you can see straight through the bolt.

05-19-2010, 11:27 PM
One word. Wow.

05-20-2010, 01:10 AM
WOW is right! The car Gods were watching over you on that one!

It IS really good luck that not only did it not break off when you tightened it - but also that you were able to back it out without it breaking.

That's one of the few times that you will have such good luck - cherish the memory.

05-20-2010, 01:22 AM
Oh man, thats glorious!

05-20-2010, 01:25 AM
I'm thinking about making it into a necklace!

05-20-2010, 02:04 AM
That's friggin' cool. Metal does neat things under stress.

05-20-2010, 02:09 AM
It also does bad things under stress lol

05-20-2010, 02:10 AM
ouch....at least it didn't break.

05-20-2010, 02:38 AM
That is just awesome!

You luck on this was epic though, I will give you that.
Kudos on getting it out. :bigthumbu

05-20-2010, 06:53 AM
definately make a necklace out of it!!

05-20-2010, 04:40 PM
do something with it, never again will you pull that off.

05-20-2010, 04:49 PM
You definitely need that someplace prominent in your garage to remind you. That's crazy lucky.

05-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Lady luck sure smiled on you for that one.


05-21-2010, 05:57 PM
first time i've seen that happen..