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V6 Pilot Bushing Removal?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Nov 27, 2020
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash More or less in line 2020 Sponsor

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    Heading out to garage and may have this done before I check back but what is the preferred method for pilot bushing removal? Then if your preferred method fails?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2020
    44bz

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    I bought a pilot bushing puller. The tool makes removal a breeze.
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2020
    Keys5a

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    Pack the inner bore with wheel bearing grease, and a hardwood dowl (or aluminum stock) thats close to the size of the bore. Stick the dowl in the bore and whack it with a hammer. Never had this method fail, and it doesn't hurt the old bushing. Many times, the old bushing is not worn and is of better quality than the new replacement.
    -Donny
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    The 5/8” bit drilled thru. The 3/4” bit ripped it out.

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    AKjeff

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    A tap of the proper size will pull it out when it bottoms on the hole.

    The one I used on a jeep 258 didn't score it very deeply, the bushing was reusable.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2020
    iharding

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    I used bread instead of grease. The punch doesn't have to fit as perfect and it's easy to clean up.
     
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    FinoCJ

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    This is my method as well...
     
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    jpflat2a

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    Wonder, Wheat, Rye or 9 grain ? Toasted ?
     
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    FinoCJ

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    Wonder bread is good....cheap white bread. need soft fine grained bread that can easily be smushed into a dough ball....dry whole grain bread doesn't work as well as it doesn't like to stick together into a sort of 'dough'
     
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    SFaulken

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    I use bar soap, works great. pack it in there, and then use a properly sized Brass Drift, or Wooden Dowel.
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    As I suspected I did get it out before I got back online. Hopefully this thread will provide helpful to someone in the future.
     
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    3b a runnin

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    I actually found a pipe bushing that was close enough to cut its way in and bushed it down to a common alemite. Pumped grease until it popped out.
     
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    AKjeff

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    Thanks 3b, my day is complete. I learned something new.

    I had to google alemite, I'd never heard the word before. I've always just called them grease fittings or zerks.
     
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  14. Nov 28, 2020
    Rick Whitson

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    Boy you guys are tough today, made me Laugh out loud, Thanks for the laughs,,,,,
     
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  15. Nov 28, 2020
    Rralphs

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    I use a big bolt that is just a little bigger then the pilot bushing hole. Don't remember the size but it starts fairly easily and one bottoms out against the pilot hole pushes it right out.[​IMG]
     
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  16. Dec 2, 2020
    John Gedde

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    That's how I did it too. I went one step further and ground some flutes into the leading edge sides of the bolt to give the chips somewhere to go. Worked like a charm and no grease mess.

    John
     
  17. Dec 2, 2020
    shadetreetim

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    I used wheat bread to push my crank bushing out in a 1.8t motor for my Vanagon. Bread displacement works amazingly easy. Even with the socket allowing some blow by. Full disclosure: Side effects may be severe, it did make me hungry. When I was done I had only used a small piece of the bread so I ate the rest.
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