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piston pin puller questions

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#1 monstaru


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 12:40 AM

like....where'd you get yours?
how much did you pay?
and finally,anyone do it with out one?
thanks, brian
yeah yeah , i know , i can search too.....and i have .but i am still curious if most people make theirs and what it costs to buy one.i have searched online but all the places i found do not have a price list.

#2 GLCraig



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Posted 26 December 2005 - 01:39 AM

I got mine on Ebay but you don't need the Subaru tool. There are a few other methods of extraction.

You can find a longer bolt and grind the head down so it fits down the bore of the pin and hooks the back side; attach the other end to a slide hammer. I think someone here, instead of using a slide hammer they attached a washer and nut to the other end and pulled them out with a claw hammer. There might be a expanding mandrel type tool out there too.

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 02:21 AM

get your hands on some 7'' or 8'' bolt with a 1/8'' diameter, bend a 90 degree bend in it with the help of a vise and BFH, gring off the end of the hook so you only have about an 1/8'' to 3/16'' hook, just enough to slide through the piston pin, and pull like hell. when i did mine on my EA82 teardown, i used a length of chain link fence.......................hey now, it was the only thing i could find/think of at the time......................


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 06:07 PM

I used a 5/16 bolt and filed down the head except on one side. It worked great.

#5 idosubaru


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 06:17 PM

i have one made from a carriage bolt, the head if filed down to grab the pin. made by someone else, not me.

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