Does this one have plastic parts to it?Three throw out bearings, left to right:
1) the one I removed out of the Jeep, came with the NAPA/Luk clutch kit
Maybe so?? I'm not an expert, maybe these CJ's originally came with a more metallic bushing requiring this source of lubrication, hence the FSM recommendation?I wonder if it's possible that the wick would have saved the metallic bearings?
Looks like that might almost work getting a pinion bearing out of a Honda ATV rear diff, LOL. Would have to dump the bearing rollers and try to pull on the inner lip though, since no void behind those bearings.And confirmed, pilot bushing ruined.
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Now a word about pilot bushings. What you want is an Oilite bushing. One of the below two is Oilite. One is very metallic, sticks to a magnet. The other is porous, slippery, and if you warm it up with a lighter you can watch it "sweat" little oil drops out. This is what you want.
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Kind of a dirty trick, both boxes have the same part number, both very different. One is good, one is shit for this application.
So, pull starter, clutch linkage, bell housing and clutch to access pilot bushing.
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Ruined pilot bushing, bone dry, wore out, lots of metallic debris/powder inside crank cavity.
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Now, in the past I would pack grease/bread to force out old pilot bushings, slow, messy, and sucks. I could also drill them at two points, split with chisel, works but slow. So, I finally bought this tool. It can work, but it is crap out of the box.
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Two important notes about this tool:
1) The little jaw faces that contact the face of the bushing are round and angled wrong out of the box. 30 minutes with a Dremel and file, now the jaw faces will grip the face of the bushing like they should. Hard to explain, but if you buy this tool play around with a spare bushing to see how to reshape the finger tips.
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2) When you tighten the jack screw into the puller body with the little twist handle, where my finger is pointing, hand pressure will not be enough. Slide a small pipe on the little bar and crank it like you are living, hard!!!!!!!
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