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istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted May 05, 2003 11:24 AM
Question: Can you replace the bearings in a SBC without removing the crankshaft? I've got a motor that already has the heads/intake on it, that I don't really want to remove. But over the weekend, I found the main bearings showing a little wear, so I thought I should replace.

Thoughts/tips/tricks?

Thanks.


JMillerJr76
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 62
posted May 05, 2003 12:16 PM
Yes, we change bearings that way, if it is on the mains just pull the cap off and take a decent length, small head flat blade s crew driver, and push the bearing out, of course you will have to push on the side that dosent have the little alignment tab. If it is on the rods, I will usually pull the spark plugs out, take the rod caps off, and push the piston up just a little and just do the same procedure on the rods too. If you happen to nick the crank just take some emory cloth and try to take the scratch out. just my two cents

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted May 05, 2003 02:02 PM
DON'T SCRATCH THE CRANK!Emery cloth is for fine work not a gouge,the best way would be to pull the timing chain and pry the crank out a little with the caps off the mains then you will have more room.

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