The nut on my 84 733i crank shaft pulley came off and of coarse all the
belts stopped. I got another nut and washer and put it on as tight as I
could by hammering on the socket handle. The pulley would turn and I
hammered some more. But the nut comes loose after a minute of running. How
can I keep the nut on? Larry
Not sure about this model, but they're generally a woodruff key. This is a
sort of D shaped device which is a tight fit in a matching keyway. The
idea is it is self aligning as you slide the pulley on. If the nut came
loose, the pulley should still have turned - unless it came off the key.
If the nut had been loose for some time the key may have sheared off. The
nut or bolt should secure the pulley tight against the collar on the
crank, but it's the key which does the work of driving the pulley - not
friction. It things came loose and are left for long you'll need to
check the nut is actually 'nipping' up the pulley and that the key and
keyways are still in good condition.
*We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smart?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
I got the crack shaft pulley off and to my surprise the hub was broken at
the key way. The crack shaft end looks great but the key, nut, and washer
were gone. I was able to take off the pulley without taking the radiator out
but removing the fan, and belts. Now I am looking for a hub for the crack
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