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Crankshaft spigot bearing

PostPost by: martinbrowning » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:38 am

Morning!
Can anybody advise me on how to remove the spigot bearing from the end of the crank, before I take it to the local engine machine shop? Crank currently on my workbench.
I have tried the grease and clutch alignment tool method suggested by Miles Wilkins without success.

Thanks

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Martin,

They are surpisingly easy to remove simply by levering out.
Remove the seal which will leave a nice ledge for a screwdriver to locate.
It may be easier to use two screwdrivers to lever at 180 degrees.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:18 pm

I use a slide hammer with fingers for grabbing the bearing ID. With the roller bearing style spigot bearing it takes a bit of cursing and moments of meditation but it will come out.
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:17 pm

martinbrowning wrote:Morning!
Can anybody advise me on how to remove the spigot bearing from the end of the crank, before I take it to the local engine machine shop? Crank currently on my workbench.
I have tried the grease and clutch alignment tool method suggested by Miles Wilkins without success.

Thanks

Martin B



Why not just let the machine shop pop it off?

You are going to replace it before reassembly, right?
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