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Old 09-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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Has anyone ever made a good DIY tool to lock an OM617 flywheel?

G'day Folks,

For once no long convoluted story. Like the title says:-

Has anyone ever made a good DIY tool to lock an OM617 flywheel?

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Old 09-09-2010, 05:13 PM
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Big ffn screwdriver in the starter hole!
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:15 PM
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I did.

Took a small plate of aluminum about the thickness of the ring gear and laid the ring gear on it. Traced out the teeth with a sharpie and then used a band-saw to cut away the metal.

I made the plate somewhat Y shaped so that the pointy end would slip into the starter hole.

Was a few hours of work to carve out those teeth, but it has done me well for over 20 years.

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socket extension through said starter hole
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:37 AM
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Nice tips thanks!
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Just so you know!

I've been meaning to post this for some time.

If the engine is out you can easily clamp the flywheel with a G-clamp and some blocks of wood



I've found that this is strong enough to stop the crank from spinning when doing up the crankshaft pulley nut.
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I've been meaning to post this for some time.

If the engine is out you can easily clamp the flywheel with a G-clamp and some blocks of wood



I've found that this is strong enough to stop the crank from spinning when doing up the crankshaft pulley nut.
Wow, I wonder if that will work on my 601 when I put the crank pully nut in ?
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:55 PM
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Wow, I wonder if that will work on my 601 when I put the crank pully nut in ?
Let us know if it does! (You need to make sure you've got the clamp on the flywheel only - I didn't want to bend the flywheel out of shape - I know that isn't very likely but I'm a bit paranoid about things like this)
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:26 AM
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I've forgotten to update this thread with the official tool available from MB!

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The part number is

110 589 00 40 00
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:08 AM
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I forgot to update this thread with this information

Inexpensive Fly Wheel Lock For OM60X.XXX engines

I'm not sure if it will work for the OM617 but I'm probably going to try it when I get round to it. (If anyone beats me to it please let us know if it works!)

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