<VV> Removing piston connecting rod caps and journal care

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 01:19:27 EST 2010

Charlie, if you get the cylinder you want to take off at TDC with the
rod nuts off, and tap square on the ends of the rod bolts you can use
any hammer that will fit in there, just do it gently and square on the
bolt , there is a tail that sticks out beyond the threads, so you
don't have to worry about the threads. Tap one side, then the other,
you should start to see a seperation.
If the rod bolts start to come out, just keep going, it'll for sure
come off then! But you should not have to tap that hard.Mark Durham

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Charles Lee <Chaz at properproper.com> wrote:
> Good idea to turn the crank with loosened cap bolts to pull the caps off,
> but my heads are off so there's no suction to accomplish that at this point.
> I tried tapping the joint between cap and rod in the direction of the cap,
> but was afraid it might impact / damage the journal or bearing ?
> This worked on #1 & #3, but not on #5 (so far) which is stuck tight (but
> turns OK).
> Charlie

More information about the VirtualVairs mailing list