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powerplay

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Pressing the crank
« on: April 23, 2009, 12:43:51 PM »
I finally got some parts and the tools, i now have the crank shaft out and
am ready to change the rod and bearings, What i want to know is there
any reason why i cant press the old pin out my self, and what do i need to know about pressing the new pin back in. How do i make sure i dont press to far and that the 2 halfs of the crank are lined up correctly?

Thanks in advance


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Pressing the crank
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 02:17:42 PM »
There are special tools and techniques for the job. This is something better  off left to the pros.

You would need at a minimum a 30 ton press, v blocks, a precision dial indicator, calipers, a lead hammer, and patience.

If you don't have the right tools don't even try it. You'll just end up looking for a new crank.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 02:43:12 PM »
Thanks Pilothawk, thats the advise i needed. I will find a machine shop to do it.