I just went thru this process. I bought new bearings from Boca. My
original front bearing (Saito 100) had completly self destructed. all
that was left was the outer race (ceramic bearings do not like being
run into the ground)!! Anyhow, the way i done the reinstall was to
put the new bearings and crankshaft in the freezer over night. then i
put the crankcase in toaster over at 350 degrees for ohhhhh ... maybe
15 minutes, or till the over thermostat shut it off for temp. then,
using a pair of heavy gloves, i put the bearings in. the front bearing
"fell" in place. then put the rear bearing on the crankshaft and put
it into the case and everything fell into place. no hammering,
tapping, pounding or any force at all was required.
Not saying this is the best way, or the only way, only that it
worked for me and is most easy to do.
> I have an OS 46FX which internal bearings are completely rusted. The ones
> in front by the prop seem fine. My question is how hard is it pull the
> bearings out and put new ones in? Boca Bearings sells several different
> kinds of bearings, which one is the best for the money. I don't think it's
> worth the $75 to put Ceramic Bearing in a $100 engine? Does anybody know if
> one of the hobby mags ran a Engine Clinic article on the OS 46FX?
> Normen Strobel
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