Duratec Flywheel lock (engine in-situ)

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Duratec Flywheel lock (engine in-situ)

Hoping someone will point me in the direction of a flywheel lock that bolts onto the starter motor mounting points on a Duratec?

With thanks

 Chris 

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I`ve probably got one in the shed.....where are you?

I think it came from the local parts place 

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Hi Tom,

Im in Gamlingay, Cambs - SG19 3DG. 

But before you go looking in the shed, I bought a Ford Flywheel lock tool - however from what I've figured out they are designed to fit to the Ford Bellhousing and not a Caterham Bellhousing. 

Nonetheless, I very much hope you have what I'm looking for. 

If not, I think I'll be looking to get something made. 

With thanks

Chris 

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Are you trying to undo the crank nose bolt?  If so you can lock the pulley with a bar and `pegs`

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Yes, need to undo the crank nose bolt to get to the timing chain tensioner (suspected failure).

But Im trying to do the work with the engine in the car, therefore little room for the "bar and pegs" route - hence was hoping to bolt on a Flywheel Lock where the starter motor mounts.

But if that's not readily available, I guess it'll be simpler to make a "bar and pegs" setup than a dedicated flywheel lock.

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I`ve got this set if it helps....but may be what you already have.

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Appreciate your help on this Tom.

Yes, that's basically what I've already got.

And I'll gladly be told I'm wrong and that this type of kit can be used on a Caterham with the Bellhousing fitted, but to me it appears it can't?

Perhaps needless to say, but Im trying to avoid having to take the engine out.

 

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It fits where the starter motor was when you have taken the starter motor off.....mine`s a sigma but should be similar.

Correction....I see that the starter motor fitting is completely different so it won`t fit! 

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Unfortunately not, the Starter Motor mounting orientation differs by 90 degrees between the Sigma and Duratec.

For reference, Starter Motor pics below;

DURATEC:

 

SIGMA:

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Yes! Sigma is so much better! The one you want is available online at many places. You may need the timing pin as well

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I've got the timing pin and bar for setting the camshafts. 

But haven't been able to locate a Duratec Flywheel lock that mounts where the starter motor does.

Please would you share a link?

With thanks

Chris