The brooklands manual method of removing a thrust release bearing

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Post by TrevorG » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:51 pm

Well, I followed their method....lightly tap onto a block of wood they say.

I then spent two hours progressively giving it harder taps/bangs on the piece of wood, sorry, five pieces of wood as they kept breaking. I then used a bearing puller (admittedly not the scimitar manual quoted genuine one, but one that I had) Ping! Arm on puller broke. Heat gun out and gently applied heat. Ha, this bearing is not for budging.

Left overnight in freeing oil and repeated all of the above. It's 'avin a larf now!

Just lost my patience with it and got the oxy out. Warned it what I was going to do, then attacked it. Two minutes later the bugger just dropped off.

Well, it was sounding a bit rough!



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Post by Old and Slow » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:30 pm

Not planning on re-using the old bearing, then? :shock:
Just wonderin'


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Post by TrevorG » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:36 pm

I was gonna put it on ebay, but do you want it?



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Post by Old and Slow » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 pm

Naw, mine's the flat-faced version 'cos I have curly fingers on the release plate; otherwise..... :lol:


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Post by TrevorG » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 am

Great...so's this.....now, what's yer postcode?I

PS. It locked solid when oxy'd, but I'm sure it'll be fine with a bit of use!



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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:18 pm

Another use for WD40 ? :?


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