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Best way to remove flywheel
Remove the Flywheel nut, Get a steering wheel puller or a harmonic balancer puller that has a pin in the bottom. ( I have both and the official OMC one the OMC is the best) . Get the proper length bolts and make sure they go far enough into the flywheel to engage all the threads but not too far as to damage the coils. Make sure they are screwed in evenly. Then tighten the puller while holding the flywheel ( you can use a screwdriver by the starter or a flywheel holder)and when it feels tight hit the top of the tightening bolt (This is the one in the center of the puller with a hammer. that will "pop" the flywheel. if it doesn't come tighten more and hit it again. The shock of the hammer will pop it off. If you don't shock it, it may not pop off the taper.
Here is a picture of the OMC puller and a Steering wheel puller the OMC is the black one.
Here is the proper bolt. Official OMC tool bolt
Notice the thread length is limited as this is a shoulder bolt made especially for pulling OMC flywheels. That prevents them from screwing in too far and helps keep them even.
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
A steering wheel puller will work, just used the right size bolts in the 3 holes on top after you remove the flywheel nut.
Posted on Apr 18, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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