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Old 10-15-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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Tomorrows the day! Hopefully...

Dropping the engine in tomorrow! If i can get some help with the install, everything will be a piece of cake and go quick! May even try to turn it over tomorrow afternoon! As long as i can remember what bolts go where... Haha! Wish me luck! The cars been sitting for a year and a half so I'll be So happy if it starts up perfect.
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That is so cool!

Take your time and get it right the first time...

Good luck with the install!!!
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Ooof, been there, done that. Make sure you've got fresh gas in the tank, fresh filter and take a good long look at your injectors.
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Ooof, been there, done that. Make sure you've got fresh gas in the tank, fresh filter and take a good long look at your injectors.
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todays yesterdays tomorrow... howd it go
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #6
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Sorry guys. I spent 2 hours trying to get the pilot bearings out and couldn't do it. I'm replacing the pilot bearing, throw out bearing, and clutch, so i needed to pull the bearing out before droppin in the engine. Well, the shop here on base doesn't exactly replace they're tools when they're kind of worn down, so i had about 4 different kinds of pilot bearing pullers that would not work. They were shredding the metal into chunks! I tried the hydraulic method as well but that just got it messy! I might need some help guys... This problem is stopping everything right now!
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Sorry guys. I spent 2 hours trying to get the pilot bearings out and couldn't do it. I'm replacing the pilot bearing, throw out bearing, and clutch, so i needed to pull the bearing out before droppin in the engine. Well, the shop here on base doesn't exactly replace they're tools when they're kind of worn down, so i had about 4 different kinds of pilot bearing pullers that would not work. They were shredding the metal into chunks! I tried the hydraulic method as well but that just got it messy! I might need some help guys... This problem is stopping everything right now!
well damn! that sux
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Yea it does! If i can get that off and put the new one on, then i can drop in the engine and get her started!
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Just keep pulling out chunks at this point. It'll eventually all come out. Had the same slide hammer/puller experience you are having now at Dover AFB. One I broke the bearing and chunks started coming out I just used 2 or 3 different slide hammers to rip the rest of it the hell out. That was my first experience with a pilot bearing over 10 years ago btw lol. McGuire's tools are worse and I refuse to patronize their hobby "shop" after that yahoo pretending to work there nicked up the brand new wheels I was putting on my DD 3 years ago.

I can jack my car up 2 feet in the air and put fatass jackstands under the subframes and work on my back before I drive an hour to use a crappy shop with old *** lifts and some dude blasting the worst country music possible on the lift next to me and acts like I shot his dog when I tell him to turn it the ufck down.

At any rate, you'll get there, triple the time you think it'll take you to do this and that's about how long it'll take lol.
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Just keep pulling out chunks at this point. It'll eventually all come out. Had the same slide hammer/puller experience you are having now at Dover AFB. One I broke the bearing and chunks started coming out I just used 2 or 3 different slide hammers to rip the rest of it the hell out. That was my first experience with a pilot bearing over 10 years ago btw lol. McGuire's tools are worse and I refuse to patronize their hobby "shop" after that yahoo pretending to work there nicked up the brand new wheels I was putting on my DD 3 years ago.

I can jack my car up 2 feet in the air and put fatass jackstands under the subframes and work on my back before I drive an hour to use a crappy shop with old *** lifts and some dude blasting the worst country music possible on the lift next to me and acts like I shot his dog when I tell him to turn it the ufck down.

At any rate, you'll get there, triple the time you think it'll take you to do this and that's about how long it'll take lol.
I sense a recurring theme in worn out tools at base hobby shops! Slide hammer was jacked at the one here too, plus they don't have a single universal joint that isn't held together by electrical tape...I normally bring my own.

Biggest benefit I see in them are the lifts(the ones here are fairly new) and they do have a fair assortment of specialty tools, plus a huge bennie air tools
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One of my requirements for my next house is a large, preferably detached garage that I will have plenty of room to buy my own lift and a bigass compressor and an assortment of air tools.

I will not use the base hobby shop for anything mainly because they suck but also because you are time limited and if you need something you are SOL. If I'm at home and I hit a point where I don't have a tool or am just fed up with it I can stop, have a few beers and whatever and come back to it later or the next day.
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Thanks for the help guys! Yea the hobby shop at Fairchild AFB isn't exactly bad... But when it comes to specialty tools, they never throw anything away. Which means the bearing pullers teeth just slide right out after being tightened As much as i can. But they do have all the tools i need for almost everything. Sand blaster, welding, tires, balancing, resurfacing, all of it will help eventually!
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One of my requirements for my next house is a large, preferably detached garage that I will have plenty of room to buy my own lift and a bigass compressor and an assortment of air tools.
This^^

I retire from the Marines in the next 2 years. Wherever we settle down, I will have a huge garage and a lift will be installed!
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