To remove the crank timing gear try the following:
Inject the WD40 into the keyway;
insert the flat screwdriver 3/8 inches wide blade between the gear and the oil pump casting.
slowly ROTATE (twist), not PRY the screwdriver the small amount; do the same about 180 degrees from the first place
In my vast experience of pulling two of those, I'm not sure why it would be stuck on there so hard. Is it square on the crank snout? If it's cocked in there at an angle it would make it difficult to pull out.
I can understand what you mean. I am not sure its on strait but I dont see any inconsistancies on the area between the gear and the shaft. (meaning the wider area would show the other side of the gear is to close to the shaft) Ive pulled 1 other gear, but Ive pulled it off many times. first time was a real pain the in arse. after that it wasnt that hard. maybe its just been 60k+ miles since It was last off.
Im getting real tired. I managed to damage the gear. not bad. but I did score it. (not on the teeth so I should be able to mend it) but still no movment (I can see) I dont know what do to. gear puller aye. Forgot
I needed to update this sorry. Yesterday I managed to get the gear off with the puller. it only took me chipping the old oil pump in a few places and then useing prybar to bend it to get the puller on. once it was on it came off smoothly. thank you for all your advice. As for the rebuild I put on new pump ( and snaped a bolt while installing it) installed the headbolts, torqued then, inspected and installed the camshafts. and the distributor. I need to get out there and install the strainer and that plate in the pan. maybe the pan but I need to locate the bolts for the pan.
Use Toyota seal packing (aka gasket maker), the black slow setting RTV, available from Toyota or Internet.I bought my for $15. Superior oil resistance and versatility.
Sealed the semicircular rubber plug to valve cover gasket on my supra , while was applied directly to wiped surfaces.(no other sealants were able to do that.
Use long M6 screw with cut head as a guide/locating pin for the pan, then install the rest of the bolts.