I'm about at my wit's end with regard to trying to remove the verto clutch and flywheel from my 1275 A+ engine. It's been a steady escalation of force that to date has resulted in one broken puller, one broken bolt and an untold amount of frustration.
It's even laughing at my latest tool configuration which includes a Guess-works puller (seriously beefy stuff) and an Ingersol Rand impact wrench (I ran out of might using an impact socket on my 24" breaker bar... plus the engine isn't anchored to anything so I'm somewhat limited with levered force).
In between attempts with the breaker bar and then ultimately the impact wrench, I've been hitting the end of the puller center bolt in an attempt to possibly jar the fit apart. A couple of times this allowed the bolt to turn an additional, albeit nearly imperceptible amount.
I've been eagerly awaiting the telltale "bang" that others have said to expect when it finally comes loose but so far, nada.
I'm getting really desperate and am getting closer to the final caveman solution: my 4.5" grinder and cutting discs however I fear damaging the crank.
Anyone have any advice at this point? I don't have a torch so the application of heat is not an option. And in case anyone is wondering, I'm only using the Guess-works supplied bolt for the crank end so there should be no interference with the clutch that would prevent it from coming loose.
Thanks in advance for any tips.