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A slick little part designed by Flyin' Miata to ease maintenance. Slip the tool over the crank nose, install the crank bolt and tighten up. The crank bolt pulls the tool in. The design ensures the front seal slides perfectly into place, but cannot be pushed in too far. A perfect installation every time. This is important because a bad installation is only discovered after you've got the car running, and it's a lot of work to get back in there.
Our new tool is made of carbon fiber reinforced nylon. This avoids any potential scratches to the metal surfaces of the engine. It's also less likely to get dented or gouged while bouncing around your toolbox, which minimizes the chance of damage to the rubber seal.
Printed on our Markforged printer out of Onyx materal. Not only is Onyx strong, it's also highly resistant to chemicals such as oil and gasoline - unlike many other materials used in additive manufacturing. This new production method allows us to bring the price down while improving the part at the same time!
A great part for anyone who does their own maintenance or for clubs.
This tool is for the 1991 "long nose" engines, with an eight-slot front crank pulley and a VIN higher than 209446. It also works on all 1992-05 engines.