Originally Posted by Roverlab
Local engine shop hasn't had any luck welding it up and cutting a new key way.
So, any body have a serviceable crank available?
We had a similar issue in December.
If the keyway for crank timing belt drive gear is OK, like this one was, you can have the crank welded and a keyway cut in a different location like the opposite side of the crank for the crank pulley, and replace the crank pulley. We did this because the welded area was just too hard to cut a new keyway into.
Only drawback was that the timing belt drive gear has to go on first, then the crank pulley key, then the crank pulley. Owner was informed and was good with the change.
If you havenít done so already, remove the timing belt drive gear, because most likely the gear and key will have to be replaced, luckily the keyway was OK and we we able to fix the engine as described.
Itís a daily driver in use with no issues so far.
Youíll also need a special tool to lock the crank pulley. We had a bunch made, eBAY item 170964110287.