How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

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How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by mraitch » Mon May 14, 2018 5:57 pm

I KNOW you can probably rent a tool from Autozone etc, but I just thought this was an amazing method of pilot bearing removal - and just FUNNY!!

And it WORKS - took me 5 minutes - and that included opening the bread wrapper.

And thank you youtube - AGAIN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00OlG5E8vLk
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by spags1986 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm

I tried this on my Mustang a few years back. Didn't work for me but I would definitely try it again, my father thought I was crazy (didn't help it didn't work :)
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by JT68 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:34 pm

Just a newer spin on an ancient technique. Its hydraulic pressure. Thick grease works perfectly, no need for bread lol, just use a clutch alignment tool or old transmission input shaft as the piston, tap as shown, the bushing will pop right out.
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by fj20spl311 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:58 pm

I have used grease and it works.
Besides, every roadster owner should own a grease gun.......LOL
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by Linda » Mon May 14, 2018 7:47 pm

Guess if you can't afford grease you have to make do with BREAD lol
In Manu's case it would be FRENCH bread :lol: :smt005
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by mraitch » Mon May 14, 2018 8:05 pm

I do have a grease gun, but it's messy - and I only posted this because I thought it was a cool, old school solution that works. And I had to try it, and as I said, it works really well.

And if Manu wishes to use a baguette - why not? Just save le pain pour le fromage et du vin!
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by GeoffM » Mon May 14, 2018 9:07 pm

Here’s how I use bread to remove a pilot bearing:
Pay a machinist it do it, man.
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by notoptoy » Mon May 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Grease is the stuff, I have used it many times. Grease doesn't compress like the bread, so you don't have to keep adding more.
I do have grease in my garage, I don't keep bread there! :-)
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Re: How to remove a pilot bearing - WITH BREAD

Post by mraitch » Mon May 14, 2018 10:09 pm

I just thought it was a fun(ny) solution - and had to try it.
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