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About iornman86

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  1. thanks for the suggestions. I think my mechanic did something similar to what you suggested and stripped the Nut just like you mentioned -- we've almost got it out -- but need to get a new nut. PITA, Mike so the bearing has begun to pull out?
  2. also the allen bolt i purchased to reinforce the puller was from fastenal, it was "just" barely long enough to reach but it did the job it was 12.8 grade harness or whatever the top one is, i forget, metric stuff and all :) also when you attempt to pull it out you may put a piece of that cardboard around the ims to help center the puller Flat6 thought that may have been part of my issue. I also ground the puller a little. if i remember right the thickness of the puller wall is .2" i ground maybe .05" around just to give a little additional clearance. i wouldn't take too much off otherwise it
  3. Funny -- or sad --- we are having the same problem with our most recent IMSR. Snapped the bolt right at the inner race. we destroyed a Kukko 21-4 as soon as we got it. $90 in 10 sec :-( Not happy. a hand made butterfly/molybolt style extraction "tool" didn't work -- it failed several times. We are going to resort to welding to the ims and trying again. What tool did you use to pull the outer race? Just in case we need to order that one too. thanks, Mike THE kUKKO 21-4 can be reinforced with an allen bolt of the same thread type. grind down the allen bolt head to a wedge sha
  4. well the car is finally back together! I want to thank LN Engineering who overnighted extra tools to me at his expense to help me get this worked out and flat6 for their advice! and the people on this forum whom i could have never figured out how to do all the stuff i have done. for those who are curious here is a list of "maintenance items" i did replace ims bearing lower temp thermostat replaced cam to cam wear pads replaced cam to cam timing chains replaced starter (found the main power lug stripped out) replaced starter again (first napa one was defective made a horrible noise
  5. so that vacuum switch activated the resonance flap on the intake?
  6. is there a vacuum line routing schematic? if not i am tring to figure out what the vacuum switch that is mounted on the drivers side intake under the AOS tube is hooked to
  7. Not sure of your last statement? You didn't put the clip back in did you? the puller never moved the outer race enough to pop the circlip out of place the new bearing comes with a different clip to retain it
  8. well through frustration and despair got the outer race out....it was not pretty but everything looks to be in good condition now, the new bearing is installed. time to start putting everything back together so i can reinstall the engine oh and the circlip never did get popped out of place, i did verify that, not sure why the thing would not ever move, except that it was extremely tight. The new bearing going in was quite tight too, however i do believe the new bearing would pull out if i removed the retaining clip
  9. well I got the new tools in, and when i attempted to pull it out the inner race broke up. i have cleaned up all of the ball bearings and the inner race. From my last conversation with LN Engineering i will need a different puller to extract the outer race from the ims..... when i started the pulling proccess tonight the inner race had cracked already. i tried to center the puller as best as i could however it did not take much force for the race to pull out. I tried to center the race as best as i could by placing a strip of card board arount the ims. this created a shell to help align the
  10. I should have additional tools tomorrow, will update everyone then or Friday, thanks a bunch for the help!
  11. Ok so i have a 1999 c2 convertible that I decided to do the IMS upgrade from LN engineering (dual row bearing. Got the order in last week, and attempted to remove the bearing. The support stud broke. Called LN engineering and they said this happens occasionally and i needed an additional tool from kukko. so I ordered that. The Kukko tool has now broken! There is so much force going into this puller i doubt the tool was defective. I doubt it is possible to pull the bearing. You can see from the pictures where the Kukko puller and the ims bearing were digging into each other so there is a lot
  12. Vertex said they wouldnt worry about it too much either, they rebuild it 2 years ago. I am going to check the oil level and make sure it is not low. Thanks for the pointer about the vent, I will also check that
  13. Just wondering if anyone has ever dealt with the shift linkage on the transmission leaking oil, is it a difficult repair to attempt on your own? any how to's?
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