[MR2] Anyone heard of this happening?
dkchal at datasync.com
Wed Mar 18 14:01:59 EDT 2009
We know that the cars are irreplaceable now. And that replacing the crank
involves matching the A,B,C bearing sizes.
Engine replacement with a 3S-GTE looking better and better.
> Oh well, we are now beyond that point!
> I drilled the bolt and tried an Easy Out. That sucker is stuck! I got
> good grip on the bolt with the EZ, but it was not coming.
> I called my favorite machine shop to see if they would be able to get it
> out, and they basically said they would just do what I was doing.
> They also suggested giving the bolt end a hard tap to try and break it
> Bottom line, it became a do or die effort, and the EZ snapped.
> I'm convinced for it to be this stuck, the crank end must have been
> distorted by the pulley tearing up the woodruff key and its slot.
> So, options now are replace crank, replace motor, or replace car.
> Decisions decisions!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kurt Krueger [mailto:telek2 at att.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6:04 PM
> To: DAVIES, BARRY S (BARRY); waynearndt at waynearndt.com; mr2 at mr2.com
> Subject: Re: [MR2] Anyone heard of this happening?
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "DAVIES, BARRY S (BARRY)" <daviesb at alcatel-lucent.com>
> > The motor is out, so access is not a problem (we've got this down to a
> > fine art, we can get an MR2 motor out in under 4 hours!) Where can
> > reverse drill bits be had? I presume Home Depot wouldn't stock them!
> > Barry
> Harbor Freight has them. I've got a set but have yet to use them.
> The ones I have are titanium nitride coated.
> I've got some of their standard black drill bits, but they are brittle.
> Wouldn't use them on something where breaking one would be a disaster
> Can't vouch for the left handed ones, but they do have them.
> I couldn't find anything at Sears or Home Depot websites.
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