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Old 04-30-2006, 01:30 PM   #47
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Default DIY dowel pin removal.

One n00b question first. TBE = ??

My contri to this thread.

If you have a drill press or a larger variable/low speed drill you can remove dowel pins fairly easy if you can get to one end that is exposed. If not then a arbor press may also do the trick.

With an exposed pin just chuck it in a drill press and use the drill press to rotate and pull out at the perfect right angle as needed. It should come right out. I've turned the chuck by hand if I can't get the dill press speed slow enough. A hand held drill will also do the trick because as it is being rotated it's not binding from an ackward angle. As a note because these pins are very hard so you really need to tighten the drill chuck as much as possible. To get it as tight as possible use all three chuck key positions vs just using one.

Originally Posted by icantdrive75
hahaha good one.

Another note if I may. If you buy a flywheel and are planning on installing it yourself, I had a problem with the dowel pins. They were not included with the flywheel. I couldn't find them anywhere. If this happens to you, take your old flywheel to a machine shop. They should have a tool called a dowel pin puller(go figure) that can get them out in under 5 minutes. Its basically a slide hammer with a special fitting on the end. The machine shop I went to didn't even charge me. Then you just bang them in with a hammer.
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