940 & 960 16 Valve B234F oil pump pulley bolt sheared off
So, one of the few things to strike fear into the hearts of the brave folk who drive 16v redblocks has just occurred.
At low rpm, 700ish, reversing out of a neighbour's drive the bloody bolt head sheared off. It was a stock spec 8.8 grade bolt. I thought people didn't do that anymore?! my fault for not checking
To add further interest to the drama, the bolt extractor I was using sheared off inside the bolt after I spent bloody ages making room to operate and then painfully slowly drilling into it.
In order to dertermine if the little pitter patter I heard was was little valves getting the living snot beaten out of them I need to do a compression test. To that I need to get the oil pump pulley back on, the timing belt back on, then be able to turn it over. I thought the belt survived but I've found a nick in it. It should be able to at least do the compression test though. I'm not dropping the $$$ on a new one until I know the status of the motor.
I'm not sure what the next best course of action is...
There is one, possibly 2, 16 valve volvos at a u pull it nearby. I could get the oil pump off one these cars and replace mine, or...
(a) drill in again, if I can, and attempt to load a reverse threaded bolt into it
(b) remove the oil pump, something I don't know how to do, then do (a)
(c) pour pretrol over it and set it all on fire. 'Running on Empty' style!
(d) just park the bloody thing in a paddock, start scouring the interwebs for a lexus front cut and stick a 1uz V8 and gearbox in it
(e) save all the time, effort, probable tears & recriminations and part the carcass out.
Thanks in advance for any ideas you send my way.
PS: not interested in any discussion on the merits and otherwise of these engines. Theres plenty enough already written.