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Pilot Bushing & Numbers Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stus84, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. stus84

    stus84 1/2 ton status

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    I have done a search and i know a couple options - just wondering what the best option is for removing the pilot bushing. Also I was wondering if those numbers on the block mean anything? Side note I finaly got a bellhousing off Ebay $121 total and a new Luk clutch kit/flywheel resurfaced $269. I have never put in a clutch any tips would be helpful..I know I know i need to replace a few gaskets starting with the pan.

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    stus84 1/2 ton status

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    options

    Options I have heard of:

    Option 1 - Fill with grease, find bolt that fits snugly, slam with hammer and watch out.

    Option 2 - Chisel break and pull out.

    Option 3 - Buy an expensive puller that I havent seen.

    Where would the cast - part numbers be on this motor, I have never looked it up or looked up any motor - the only thing I know is it is believed to be a 60's camero motor.
     
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    I will be attempting this on Sat. any tips would be great. :bow:
     
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    Now that sounds like fun. I'll have to try that some day.
     
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    Wait a minute, am I crazy, or does it look like there isn't a pilot bushing there. Is this a trick question? Is it already removed?
     
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    Sliding hammer and a pilot bearing puller. It takes like two whacks and it's out. Don't struggle with the other methods unless necessary. If you have an auto zone nearby, you can rent both for free.
     
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    not a trick ? the bushing is in there but it it pretty bad off I think the hole is twice the original size after my clutch and bellhousing carnage. I do have a autozone nearby I will check out that puller before I attempt anything else - thanks
     
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    one trick...

    We took one out on a sunday when no stores were open to get the proper tools ,after the packing with grease trick didn't work ..

    (We looked like spotted owls after the grease shot out and splattered in our faces!:doah: )..because the bushing was worn egg shaped..

    My brother had the brainstorm of using a 5/8" tap to thread the I.D. of the pilot bushing,and I used a 5/8 bolt to "pull" it,by simply screwing it in until it bottomed on the crank,and out it came,slick as goose poop....:D ..but the right tools are always nice of course...:crazy:
     
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    I just did this a month ago get a grade 8 5/8 bolt 5in long tap it into the

    bushing and start to tread it in it will thread all the way and pull its self out

    very easy! try it you will say the same thing:D
     
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    same thing I did worked great didnt it
     
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    Would suck if there was a bearing in there instead of a bushing.
     
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    I belive they only put brass bushings in
     
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    I'll bet the input shaft bearings on the tranny took a hell of a beating.
     
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    Well if "they" is the factory, then I believe you are correct. You can buy bearings to install, so having to remove one would be a possibility if you ran across that.
     
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    Whoof!..

    A cutting torch makes a sparkler out of those needle type pilot bearings without harming the crank a bit...:D ..just cut a slot in them,and dig the shell out with a screwdriver...they burn a lot faster than the crank..

    I saw one mechanic use a valve cover bolt "load spreader" thing and a bolt and flat washer,and a socket, to pull out a needle bearing one too..he filed it down just enough so it would just fit inside the crank behind the bushing,and tightened it against the washer and socket..worked well,but only once!..:crazy:
     
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    How do I tell if they need to be replaced - I figured if it still spins fine it is good to go.
     

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