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Torque multiplier and adaptor kit from Laser Tools

The modern Ford one-litre Ecoboost engine — if you have any reason to access the front of the engine – perhaps to remove the pulley, or when repairing or servicing the timing belt or front main seal, you need to remove the very tight pulley securing bolt. A torque multiplier is needed for this, to both undo, and then upon reassembly, retighten the bolt. Laser Tools provides the torque multiplier (part number 7318) and the special adaptor kit (part number 7317) that enables it to be used on the one-litre Ecoboost engine.

The Laser tools make it a very straightforward job: once the engine flywheel has been locked (locking tool in Laser timing tool kit 6952), the right-hand driveshaft bracket is removed and the main bracket and fittings from the adaptor kit are bolted onto the engine. The torque multiplier is now fitted and turned with a ½ inch drive bar or ratchet. The nine-to-one ratio of the torque multiplier makes removing the extremely tight securing bolt an easy task.

The same set-up is used when refitting and tightening (it’s a stretch-bolt, so make sure you fit a new one). The tightening sequence includes the use of a torque wrench, then the torque multiplier. Full instructions are supplied with the 7317 adaptor kit.

The 7318 torque multiplier has a ½ inch drive input and ¾ inch drive output; the maximum output torque figure is 1500Nm. It is geared at 9:1 with a torque ratio of 1:6.5. The 7317 is manufactured by Laser Tools at their Sheffield facility and is suitable for the 1.0 litre Ecoboost with following engine codes: M1JA, M1JE, M1JH, SFJA, SFJB, SFJC, SFJD, M1DA, M2DA, M1DD, M2DC, M1JC, M1JJ, P4JA, P4JB, P4JC, P4JD, XMJA, XMJB, XMJC, XMJD, YYJA, YYJB, M2DB, SFDB, M2GA, M2GB, M1CA, M1CB, SFCA, SFCB, SFCC and SFCD. Equivalent to the Ford OEM tools 303-1611-01 and 303-1611-02.

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