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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-03-2017, 07:56 Thread Starter
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Locking the flywheel without gearbox attached 18G1674

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I have a 2003 MGTF 135, which I am currently trying to change the headgasket on. I have separated the engine and gearbox as I am going to change the clutch at the same time.

I am trying to lock the flywheel, in the manual it says to use tool 18G1674, but I am unable to find anyone who has this online.

I found out that the LandRover part number for the tool is LRT-12-190 but drawn a blank on this.

Does anyone have this tool? or any other suggestions, other than attached the gearbox back.

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Or this general purpose one. Sealey VSE2394 Flywheel Locking Tool | eBay
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Thanks I will give that a try... I have cam locking tool installed, but need to remove the crank bolt...
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@CJJ I have the pg1 and non-pg1 locking tools I can't get two bolts to line up in the location near the cylinder head, which the k-series manual says.... Guess its for the R65 gearbox/flywheel not PG1. In the MGTF manual is says to use the 18G1674 tool.

I noticed Sealey VSE2394 as a possible solution, has anyone used this successfully?

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Yes I have considered it briefly, but I don't really have the skills...
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I used the same one CJJ indicated


Flywheel Locking Tool MG ZS ZR K16 Rover With PG1 Gearbox OEM 18G 1742

Fitted fine to my 2003 135 TF
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Did you fit that in place of the starter motor?
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Cot the one CCJ mentioned, actually used it three weeks ago on my TF.......it fits in place of the starter
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I have the same tool, but no gearbox to attach it too... Doesn't fit in the two screw holes above the flywheel in the block...

Hence why I am looking for 18G1674 tool
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Yes sorry.

I had not realized that it fixed to the bell housing, and not the block.

I understand problem now.

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Would this not work?

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Should only need the 18g1674 if reluctor ring fitted


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> but need to remove the crank bolt..

Would a windy gun not do it?
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I had exactly the same problem with by MGB. I had a PG1 locking tool from my ZR160 days and by bolting a strip of metal as a back plate onto it I was able to lock the flywheel.

It was more of a problem once the flywheel was off to change an oil seal and needed to remove the front crankshaft pulley. But the B engine was on a stand and this is what I did.

With the sump off the crankshaft can be locked using a block of wood and no special tools are needed.
I don't know whether this could be done on a k engined car without removing the engine but it is just a suggestion.
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@dert, i've got that tool and it doesn't fit... I can get one bolt lined up but not two. I guess that image is for the Rover 200 1.4 with the R65 gearbox. In the MGTF workshop manual it says to use 18G1674, but the k series manual says to use the 18G1571 tool, guess they never updated the manual.

I've ordered the tool that CJJ suggested and see what happens....

Thanks for all the suggestions
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The holes in the engine casting are in the same place regardless of the gearbox that is fitted to it.
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Yes but the flywheels are different which I guess is the reason, mg-rover changed the info in the workshop manual.
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