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I've read some of the extraction techniques, for sure if not using a proper extraction tool damage may occur. I know there are the pros and cons, bearing vs bushing. Thanks for the heads-up. ;)
 

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I've read some of the extraction techniques, for sure if not using a proper extraction tool damage may occur. I know there are the pros and cons, bearing vs bushing. Thanks for the heads-up. ;)
While many call a pilot bushing, a pilot bearing. . .
I would never, ever consider running a true bearing, as a pilot bearing.

If the current bearing / bushing has not been damaged by your attempts to remove it, and it is not worn out or damaged, then why not leave things alone????

In our engine shop we had a crank grinder.
We moved 8 - 13 engines a day through that shop, for about 10-Years.

So roughly that is. . .
=> (10 * 260 * 10)= 26,000 engines / cranks.

After inspection of a crank (including the pilot bearing / bushing), before moving it up onto the crank grinder, I doubt we ever had to replace more than two (2) pilot bearings (bushings). And I remember one that was quite marred. I remember talking to that customer, who told me that he had issues when replacing the clutch in his truck.

And those cranks sat in a corner of the crank room for some time, before we could bribe someone to replace it.. :eek:
 
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