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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by RGigante, Feb 8, 2012.
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Surgery! Excellent, Ryan.
You did not take the oil pan off? Damn, that is … persistent. Borderline on insanity.
Oil pan came off to remove the oil pickup tube. The oil pickup tube studs had to come out to slide the front cover off.it took hours of laying on my back to do it but that part was accomplished. The gasket clean up is next then time to install inner bearings,seals and outer bearings. Hopefully it goes back together without any problems! I am a little leery of sliding the cover on with the cam seals installed but am more scared putting them in after the front cover is on.have you ever done the cam seals? Any hints?
Hi Ryan, great work, I hope you got it sorted.
When putting the cam timing cover back on along with the lower pullys, did you have to 'time' them with any specific marks or can they be put on in any rotational orientation when meshing with the crank?
FWIW-MUCH easier to do this job with a "blind hole bearing puller" kit....readily available, allows job to be done properly with cover insitu....
My memory has returned to functional today!
This kit is available from German tool co: WURTH-not cheap, but I've done this job over 100 times on this class of engine with this tool.
A WARNING here is appropriate: the 90 degree pins which are inserted in between the balls locked in the races by rivet secured spacing "races", is a very TIGHT fit, and, enormous forces are being applied to an extremely small surface area-one which is MUCH softer than is the material of the bearing....
That said, these two "pulling arms/jaws", are, effectively, disposable components of the tool/process.
I have done this for decades, so I can get 5-10 pairs of bearings pulled, before, these parts become "suspect"/prone to rupture and thus, require replacement.
So, I advise anyone who considers buying the tool set, additionally acquire a half dozen spare PAIRS of the appropriate sized puller/jaws.
As any tool of this type requires an element of acquired feel and familiarity, don't be surprised if you beak a PAIR on the FIRST bearing...i
!t IS an acquired skill, after all....