If you got it off evenly that is what matters. So, I would have heal off using the puller too as I would make sure it would be the correct type. However, getting the bolt out is usually the hard part and some pullers only have one or two holes as the crank pulley does not need much to pull it off.
Also, not damaging the rubber was a good call.
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Monday, October 8th, 2018 AT 8:52 PM