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Advice please, Problem with assembly


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#1 Matty B

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 04:26 AM

Guys, I must be doing someting wrong here.

I am putting the two halves of an EA81 together and the crank spins nice and smooth until I start torquing up the bolts. even at the 2nd last round of nips the crank won't turn.
Is it possible the bearings are slightly too tight around the crank.
I have backed off all the bolts and the case is still tight together, and now the crank turns.
Is there a trick, I am going in the correct order....

I have had it apart twice now to check,
Its starting to s..t me, I thought I would have a coffee and ask you guys.
Any suggestions?
Cheers

#2 canajun2eh

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 04:55 AM

That happened to me once, but not with a Subaru.

It turned out that the main bearing "halves" were not identical, and that I had mixed them up.

Check the bearings carefully -- there's probably a "left" and a "right" for each of them. Remember also that in automotive terms, "left" and "right" are determined when you're sitting in the driver's seat.

Good luck.

#3 Matty B

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 08:01 AM

All sorted Thanks.

#4 grossgary

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 10:31 AM

what was the problem?

#5 canajun2eh

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 05:16 AM

what was the problem?

Parallel thread in the Australian board. http://www.ausubaru....iewtopic&t=1077

Problem was an improperly seated bearing shell, caused by a burr on the bearing seat.




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