Standard 23C Engine Rebuild.

  1. Anthony Spencer

    Anthony Spencer Member

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    Problem is Bob with the old 23C Engine you have to lift crank out through flywheel end of the block

    So stand block on end fasten lifting eye onto flywheel mounts then lift out with engine crane. (sighs )
    You therefore have to get pistons and rods out before you can remove the crankshaft. ( Photo from service manual)

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  2. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    ^^ I can see where that could be a problem. :laughing:
     
  3. Anthony Spencer

    Anthony Spencer Member

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    Yeah you have to get pistons and con rods out of the way before you can remove the crankshaft and with the crankshaft in there is very limited room to get a ally drift in to drive them upwards HAPPY DAYS
     
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  4. Anthony Spencer

    Anthony Spencer Member

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    Well as the piston is in the center of the block, my thinking is if you heat the metal surrounding it, it is the heat from that metal that in turn is transfered to the piston. Wont know till I try.

    Another problem is I need to remove the dowel pin from the crankshaft, a decent collet style puller is going to set me back £100 +
    I do not want to use mole grips so my thinking is to get a secondhand collet chuck and then attach that to my slide hammer !!!!!
     
  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Would a S & K micro puller do the job? If you think there'd be a chance it would, you're welcome to borrow it.

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  6. Anthony Spencer

    Anthony Spencer Member

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    Thank you very much for your kind offer
    I will mic up the Diameter of the dowel and get back to you if I may
     
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  7. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    No problem.
    Here's a pic I posted a while ago [note standard mug for reference.....:laughing:]

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    The legs can be reversed for pulling 'internal' [blind?] bearings too. :thumbup:
     
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  8. Anthony Spencer

    Anthony Spencer Member

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    In the absence of a collet style puller and before taking up slim_boy_fat's kind offer I tried using a large drill chuck tightened up on the dowel and a couple of lever and voila out came the dowel.
     
  9. arther dailey Member

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    every little victory is astep forward :thumbup:
     
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