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Is it possible to remove the water pump without removing the crank pulley and without sawing off the bolts? I'd like to avoid that if at all possible.

If not, what's a good way to keep the engine from turning when you remove it? I've been told to put the car in gear. Minor problem is that the engine isn't in a car, it's on a stand. I've also been told to block the flywheel.. once again, a problem arises-- there is no flywheel to speak of.

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If the engine is on a stand is the oil sump off? If so, place a piece of wood (a short piece of 2X4) between the block & the crankshaft and you should be able to remove the crank pulley nut. You'll need a 'breaker bar' for leverage or an impact gun.

The option of not removing the pulley is to 'double-nut' the offending water pump studs. Put two nuts on the stud and lock the nuts against each other. Then hope & pray you can actually remove the studs. Use some rust penetrating oil - I like PB Blaster.
 
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