Will he remember? Who knows, I can't get in his head. What would you have
him do? Take it back apart? Don't know if that's such a hot idea. After all,
he didn't do it right the first time. ;^) Why compound the possible error?
If the crank spins freely, as reported, It should be OK.
OTOH, he could heat the crankase with a torch to relieve any stresses before
running it. BUT, if the bearings are damaged, they're damaged. No going back.
> Yes, the operative word is "can". It may not happen, but why take the
> chance? Just because the engine runs now does that mean it will continue?
> Bearings should last years in normal running. If these bearings fail after
> 6 months, will he remember that the bearings were installed improperly or
> will they be blamed?
> Paul McIntosh
> Desert Sky Model Aviation
> Engines, planes, bearings and boats
> > OK, so the operative word in yous post is "can."? The deed is done.
> > original poster said the engine seems normal. If nothing's binding, may
> as well
> > run it and see what happens.
> > Cheers,
> > CR
> > > Installing a bearing by force can distort the cases or outer bearing
> > > and dent the races and balls. It can also reduce the interference fit.
> > > of these can cause premature bearing failure.
> > > --
> > > Paul McIntosh
> > > Desert Sky Model Aviation
> > > Engines, planes, bearings and boats
> > > http://fly.mcintoshcentral.com
> > > .
> > > > Don't worry about it.
> > > > CR
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > > A friend of mine replaced the front bearing on his Supertigre S61
> > > > > by force(used a bearing puller), I subsequently discovered
> > > > > that the proper way was to heat the case in an oven and it would
> > > drop out.
> > > > > What are the implications now ? The engine has not been started and
> > > appears
> > > > > to turn ar normal.
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > J