Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !!
Would be a torq screw head or an allen head. An allen wrench can be used in a pinch, but the torq wrench is common at auto supply.
It s metric like everything else on the engine!
no it has what appears to be a small brass piece in the center and the outside is what appears to be a lock ring? it has a tab that is bent into the slot in the distributor
i am an auto tech so i have seen a lot of fastener styles but this is definitely something i have never seen before
What you have is a bolt that is not supposed to be removed, requires special tamperproff socket adapter!
If you want the distributpr out, you will have to go back to your vice grips, then replace the %$^&# XXXXX regular bolt on reassembly.
so in your belief if i continue turning this with a vise grip will it come out or break and stick me in the backside? i can always find another bolt
like i said it seems to have unclamped because the dist. moves freely now, but i am curious if the block has just regular threads or what. first time elbow deep in a kubota
It should come out. It likely has locktight on it.
Block will be tapped , I have never seen any that weren't
it moves back and forth easily with a vise grip obviously until the lock tab hits.
k i just have a workshop manual the customer left with me and it shows a regular hex bolt so i was leaning towards just finishing the removal with the vise grips and hoping for the best
THis engine was probably set up for California, and had the timing locked to meet their emission standards.
Our government at work!
i do not need to re-use the dist. so if this tab breaks it thats fine. i just wanted to know about the other end of the bolt and the block. yeah i LOVE emissions requirements, let me tell ya.
wish me luck
I never could understand how removing the key from injection pump shaft and having to use a dial indicator to set timing on diesel engine was more accurate than the keyway!
u should see a ford four cylinder it has no keyways for either camshaft or the crank talk about fun to set up a timing belt