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Got the housing off, still can't seem to get the tapered end to come loose. I guess I need to track down an actual sledge hammer. I've been using a regular hammer, and I've managed to booger up the bolt end.

Still don't see anything else that might be holding it, in fact the plate that mounts to the bell housing is loose, it is just being held in place by the fan attached to the rotor.

When in doubt...bigger hammer!
My memory failed me, Randy had the right procedure. Several of us beat on that bolt for a couple of hours and never got it to break loose. That's when I had to take the bolts from the drive plate to remove it. It was slow going but I took off the screen over the air vents and was able to move the casing around enough to reach each bolt with an open end wrench.
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maybe it looks like a flex plate, remove bolt, turn remove another bolt etc.
That's right, they're called flex plates, not drive plates.
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That's right, they're called flex plates, not drive plates.
My memory fails also, but was involved with two, not sure if they were the Yanmar or Perkins, and Thomas's power tech had a flex plate.
Ya need long fingers and small hands.
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Thomas Remberts Power Tech had 6 of those flex plate bolts. Next to impossible to get to and took forever to get them off. That was the easy part. Putting them back on was worse.

Mark and I gained access through a opening in the bell housing. You had to look hard to find them.
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you need a big hammer,and all it takes is one hit,but you have to HIT it.
now you need to buy a bolt too...
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Well in my frustration I managed to break the plastic fan on the motor end of the rotor, which means the flange that bolts to the bell housing can be moved much further back, that makes getting to the flex plate bolts much easier. Before I read Randy's post I only put the bolt in part way, well during the beatings I managed to destroy the threads on the end of the long bolt. Argh. I guess I'll try getting it off via flex plate.

I also cant seem to get my stupid smart phone to transfer the pics to my laptop.

I think it's about time for a frosty one...or six.
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So I got the rest of the generator head off, much easier with the flex plate bolts accessible. But just like the rest of my day had been, just as I was finishing up, we got hit with a decent sized thunderstorm, nickel sized hail. Got soaked getting things put away. Got the yanmar covered with a tarp just in time.

Did I mention I wish I had a shop. hahahha!

Oh well tomorrow will be better.........Right?????
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Maybe not if you don't invest in some real mechanic type tools.
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working outsides not so bad,as a former road service mechanic i can say that.
Fresh air,but you do need a bucket of water to cool your tools off in.
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Well in my frustration I managed to break the plastic fan on the motor end of the rotor, which means the flange that bolts to the bell housing can be moved much further back, that makes getting to the flex plate bolts much easier. Before I read Randy's post I only put the bolt in part way, well during the beatings I managed to destroy the threads on the end of the long bolt. Argh. I guess I'll try getting it off via flex plate.

I also cant seem to get my stupid smart phone to transfer the pics to my laptop.

I think it's about time for a frosty one...or six.
OK, it's all coming back now after a few reminders. I also had to break off the plastic fan for clearance. I had completely forgotten about the fan and couldn't understand why you couldn't get access to the flex plates. I'm almost back to normal now.
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