Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Weep hole drilling with a little twist
Decided to drill the weep hole for the clutch slave cylinder so borrowed the 30 mm socket with the window (thank you ever so much AlaskaFish!) and started in. Watched the videos a couple times and dug in. All went well with the disassembly, got the hole drilled and started to put everything back together. As expected all went well until I started the install of the final drive. Put the fixed pivot bolt in place to hold the FD in place and was ready to put the inside floating pivot in place and noticed the cage of the pivot bearing was broken. This was Sunday evening at about 6 p.m. Crap! Couldn't get the bearing until this morning at 10:00 a.m. Read the Clymers which said to use a a blind hole bearing puller to remove the bearing after heatong the assembly to 128* C.
Long story short had to go to Oregon to deliver my wife's laptop to her and stopped at Harbor Freight to see what they might have. They had a blind hole bearing puller item #95987 on sale for $32.99 and the lady in front of me at the check stand gave me her 20% off single item coupon. She offered it! Go figure! Out the door in Oregon for $26 and change.
Put the bearing in the freezer, heated the housing, used the HF puller and 3 whacks with the included slide hammer and out popped the bearing. Sweeeet! Tapped the new bearing in place and finished the install.
Test ride revealed no leaks, abs and speedo work, all seems to be well. Had one scare when I hit a bump and heard a strange thud behind me. Uh oh! Turned out the trunk lid was not latched but the latch was closed so the lid hopped up and then came down against the latch making a heart stopping noise. Whew!
Thanks one more time to John Z et.al for the video and to AklaskaFish for the loan of the tool.
One suggestion just came to mind. When I watched the videos by pulling them down real time off the internet I could not jump back and forth within the video. I downloaded them and was able to go back and forth at will within the videos. Much more convenient.
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