Hard time getting the viscous hub off?

the Nefyn cat

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Actually in Nefyn. My, that took a while.
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2.2i Sport
Had that earlier, in the past it's been a matter of putting a 32mm spanner on the nut and giving it some persuasion with a 4lb club hammer, I even made a bar to hold the water pump pulley a few years back but that just bent this time. Now, I will take no responsibility for any damage caused to anyone elses' car, but eventually I resorted to a tool I've never used on a car before. Took my SDS drill out there with a chisel bit in it, only took a couple of seconds for it to have the desired effect. Not recommended etc but it worked.
Now the fan's off I can see where the water leak's coming from, tiny crack in the thermostat housing. Damn, they're expensive for a bit of plastic. Probably the original, so shouldn't complain too much, but still.......
 

t-tony

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Z4 3.0 Auto
When mine started leaking was it last year, or the year before, anyway when I got it off it turned out to be the "O" ring gasket was just flattened and useless. Probably could've got away with just a seal but at 17 years old, no brainer.

Tony.
 
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