Pilot Bearing Removal

Black1987

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I know pilot bearing removal has been discussed 1000x times.

However, typically I use the rent a tools from parts stores, but the slide hammer puller were out.

So I tried the U puller and no luck as it started to walk/flex.

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To save time for others.

This worked for me.

Three pieces of bread,
3/8 drive 7/16 chrome socket
(packed inside with bread)
3/8 an extension
hammer.


 
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CarMichael Angelo

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I know pilot bearing removal has been discussed 1000x times.

However, typically I use the rent a tools from parts stores, but the slide hammer puller were out.

So I tried the U puller and no luck as it started to walk/flex.

A059DC81-C91B-49FD-8D5F-A835C3D42F08.jpeg
5687DC11-A093-42DF-8F44-1C07118C2BEA.jpeg
C0C14161-48E0-49CB-99D2-F1DC1ADB948F.jpeg


To save time for others.

This worked for me.

Three pieces of bread,
3/8 drive 7/16 chrome socket
(packed inside with bread)
3/8 an extension
hammer.


what kind of bread was it?
Please tell me it wasn’t pumpernickel….for the love of god,…Not pumpernickel.
 
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Rdub6

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I used some potatoe bread last time I did it. (Hamburger roll if I remember correctly..... or was it a hot dog roll?)........ potatoe roll for sure :)
 
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manicmechanic007

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First time I removed a pilot bearing I used grease, it worked but :doh: man was it a mess.
Grease is the best way even though it is very messy. I tape up a socket so as to make it a tight fit. I have all the tools slide hammer etc. Grease is the answer
 
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Does anyone in here teach applied physics? Maybe you could do part of a class on the compressibility of different types of bread.
 
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Mstng93SSP

You have a nice rear end there Dave.
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I have actually used pizza. Yes, Pizza. Here is what I did. Ordered a large pepperoni and olive pizza from dominos. It was hand tossed, extra cheese. I told my friend "let me know when you get the pilot bearing out....the Pizza is here". He had that thing out in two minutes. Worked great.
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I have actually used pizza. Yes, Pizza. Here is what I did. Ordered a large pepperoni and olive pizza from dominos. It was hand tossed, extra cheese. I told my friend "let me know when you get the pilot bearing out....the Pizza is here". He had that thing out in two minutes. Worked great.
What? No beer?
 

revhead347

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I know pilot bearing removal has been discussed 1000x times.

However, typically I use the rent a tools from parts stores, but the slide hammer puller were out.

So I tried the U puller and no luck as it started to walk/flex.




I have a puller just like that. It's actually a lot better than a slide hammer, because it doesn't beat on the engine thrust bearing. Not that hammering the new bearing in is a picnic for it either. Probably pulled 30 bearings with it. It helps to put the flywheel bolts in and rest it on that. It also has a tendancy to to pull the bearing out in two pieces. Still faster and less messy than bread though.

Kurt
 
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Mustang5L5

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I actually didn’t think it was going to work. I was planning on running out to rent a puller but was bored so I tried it for :poo:s and grins.

I was impressed it came right out. 1 slice. Wheat. Fed it to some wild turkeys after.
 
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