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I`ve got the flywheel locking 18G 1742 tool which worked a treat when I used it before, but that was on a motor with the starter at the back, kind of under the ABS. I am now trying to do a cam belt on an 06 motor but it has the starter at the front under the air filter. what locking tool do I need for that as the one I have does not fit at all.
This is the one I have. & I cant seem to find any other type for the K series.
 

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Is your existing tool for an R65 (1.1, 1.4 and 1.6 petrol engines) or for a PG1 (1.8 petrol and 2.0 derv engines)?.

Rover 25/MG ZR built from July 2003 were fitted with a Getrag-Ford IB5 gearbox.

The Fords that it was fitted to all had provision for inserting locking pins into the crankshaft, and as far as I am aware, MG Rover never produced a dedicated locking tool for the IB5.

There are locking tools available from Laser which this seller on eBay is listing as suitable for both R65 and IB5: MG Rover 25 ZR 45 ZS Engine Locking Tool Set Cambelt Change Without PG1 Gearbox | eBay.

It is the same as this one (which is cheaper): LASER TOOLS 4523 FLYWHEEL LOCKING TOOL - ROVER | eBay. Does it appear to be any different from the tool you already have?
 

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Yes I already found one of those & have bought it. If you are correct & it turns out to be the same, then it will be sent back.
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Look at this:


The key slot has gone oval. The is not a snowballs chance in hell I can time it up with this.
I also noticed that the key only stands proud by about 1-15mm, is that normal?
 

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Yes, the 'peg' on the cambelt bottom pulley that the auxiliary drive belt pulley engages on is only quite low, but is really only to aid initial location - when the crank pulley bolt is tightened up to its 205Nm, there is no chance of it moving.

I wouldn't necessarily worry too much about the damaged slot on the crank pulley (although it would probably be easy and cheap enough to buy a good condition second hand one from a breaker). The position of the crank pulley is only a problem when timing the cam belt with the pulley attached - with it off, you can set the cam timing using the two indented dots on the lower cam belt pulley, then re-attach the auxiliary drive belt pulley once everything is timed up correctly.
 
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