Stubborn Flywheel!!

Old 05-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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Alright, who knows how to take off a REALLY stubborn Flywheel??

I took my PRO .28 apart and found some crap on top of the piston locking it up.....now I see some more crud in the bearing on the crank....I'm trying to check it out and I can't get this flywheel off for nothing!

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best to use a flywheel puller for a straight pull but I am guessing that you dont have that so I normally get the end of my hudy tuning screw driver and tap evenly around the flywheel with the flywheel facing down or if its really bad a small bit of heat from a heat gun but be sure to keep it away from your front bearing seal. that should do the trick
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I'm assuming thats a team associated pro.28 ? Just went through that myself. Go to Hobbyking.com and get the turnigy flywheel puller and flywheel wrench for loosening and tightening the flywheel. Cost around 15.00 for both shipped.
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I'll give that heat a shot Aussies1129.....Thanks for the tip!!.....
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Originally Posted by tmgkbass View Post
I'm assuming thats a team associated pro.28 ? Just went through that myself. Go to Hobbyking.com and get the turnigy flywheel puller and flywheel wrench for loosening and tightening the flywheel. Cost around 15.00 for both shipped.
Yep....it sure is the AE/Thunder Tiger .28.....I'll have to get one of those pullers.....Thanks tmgkbass!!
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Took not even a week to get mine just about two weeks ago.
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Yea, I'm gonna get those tools....and I finally got it off with a heat gun....

I found out what happened....the crank bearing blew, sending chunks of the shield through the engine and ceasing it up.....2 of the balls were missing and one looks like it got smashed....WOW....now I can't get the outer race of the bearing out of the engine....LOL....That thing is in there good!!....

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Holy cow! That thing looks like it was sitting in the yard for a couple years lol.
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Naa...it's just dirty -- That's not rust, even though it looks like it, it's fresh track dirt....LOL.....
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Originally Posted by t3gt View Post
.now I can't get the outer race of the bearing out of the engine....LOL....That thing is in there good!!....

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http://youtu.be/TuzEco3EDUM?t=6m46s
Heat and bang... just like this video. Should fall out.
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If just the outer race is left, u can use heat and very carefully tap it out from the other side. I don't think I've ever seen one do that. That looks bad
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ok you got the flywheel off , now heat up your oven say 350-400f be sure to take out your carb etc and just have the case only leave it in there for about 20 mins or so or you could do direct heat with a heat gun get it very hot use some oven mits etc so you dont burn yourself and find a wooden table or something like that and simply hit the case on the back and hopefully the bearing should fall out or you could tap it out from the front be sure not to score the case
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Originally Posted by aussies1129 View Post
ok you got the flywheel off , now heat up your oven say 350-400f be sure to take out your carb etc and just have the case only leave it in there for about 20 mins or so or you could do direct heat with a heat gun get it very hot use some oven mits etc so you dont burn yourself and find a wooden table or something like that and simply hit the case on the back and hopefully the bearing should fall out or you could tap it out from the front be sure not to score the case
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Good to know these things. Thanks
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I'm still trying....tried it twice so far with my heat gun--maybe it's not hot enough yet....it's still stuck, I'll give a few more tries during the week....Thanks for all the info guys...I really appreciate it....
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