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Technical Removing an old pilot bearing - With bread?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. onetrickpony
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 516

    from Texas

    Play-doh, modeling clay works great and less mess than grease. Wrap it up and put it back in the can for the next time.
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  2. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,191


    Now this, I like.
    Thicker than grease, so won't squirt and spatter back out the clearance between the pilot ID and the driver, reusable, and easy cleanup.
    Looks like no downside.

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  3. b-body-bob
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 509


    I did that once on a 3/4" pipe. The bread plugged every water outlet that had a screen on it.
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  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

    I'll take some swiss cheese with that bread please..... Thank you!
  5. I want to know can I use Italian Bread, Whole Wheat, Black Bread,
    or English Muffin, or a Bagel..??
    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
  6. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 314

    Country Joe

  7. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,691


    Sooo, basically you're getting double usage from your toilet paper. Verrrry thrifty if not just a bit unsanitary;)
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  8. This is something I learned from a plumber that I worked for one summer when I was in High School.

    Using bread when plumbing leaks in existing water lines makes it much easier to solder the joints. HRP
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  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

    I'll be damned!.... :confused::)
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  10. jockeyshift41
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
    Posts: 91

    from Florida

    I was told only white bread. Non of the healthy ones like whole grains, wheat, etc. those don’t break down and the pipes will be constipated.

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    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,424

    from Ojai,Ca

    I always used grease as that was how I was taught. I kept an old Chev. out-put shaft around to align my clutch on my Chev. when replacing it. I used that to get the pilot bearing out also.
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  12. Man ,you ain't right.:D HRP
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  13. Aligning the the clutch with a old output shaft I understand, I have done the same thing but how does using the output shaft help in removing the bearing?

    I can't wrap my head around how that would be done. HRP
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  14. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,691


    You already believe the bread works, Danny. Just go with the output shaft idea, OK?;)
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  15. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 579

    triumph 1

    I’ve heard of bread working well, even bar soap! I’ve only used grease or a pilot bushing puller & both worked fine for me.

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  16. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,724


    I’ll be darn, I’ve used grease and toilet paper. Never would have thought of bread!
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  17. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    First of all, you have to "find" toilet paper, especially after this first go round with the shortage a few months back, and now the doom of another shortage. The Play-Do (sp?) makes the most sense to me; it's easily formed and pushed into the recess, more or less stays together, and can be put back in the can. Try that with grease, bread, soap, spaghetti, whatever. "What's for lunch Mom? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, just as soon as your Father is done working on the car; why does he keep stealing the bread? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  18. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 611

    Bob Lowry

    You can use different breads, but it may cost you more dough.......
  19. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

    I guess Wonder Bread used to work the best.....:(
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  20. I'm with Jim here. I have heard of people driving all kinds of things in (grease, putty, now bread) there but it has never seemed to work for me.

    I have used a big course thread tap, tapped the pilot bushing and run a bolt in them. A little heat also helps.
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  21. Sure it is, look at the wrapper. :D HRP


    Beeno, had I not seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed it could be done. HRP
  22. I know right?

    Here is one for the books. I crawled under a '57 Chevy truck with an old farmer when I was a kid and he just took a drift punch and slammed it with a 4 pound hammer (I asked him about the hammer and he said, "its just 4 pounds" ). No grease, no bread, nothing. When the hammer hit the end of the punch the bushing just came popping out. Guess its all in how you hold your mouf (SIC). ;)
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  23. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,856


    Peanut butter, with the bread, and you can have lunch when you're done.
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  24. Heck, I bet peanut butter would work, but it would have to be smooth not crunchy! :DHRP
  25. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

    Exactly what I was thinking....:)
  26. If things get tough, you can always pick up a fresh dog turd and use that.
  27. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,532

    from Michigan

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  28. It will never get that tough! HRP
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  29. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 442

    from Dundalk Md

    I had one taken out with bread ,shop charged me $75.00 an hour . That's a lot of bread !! Get it Get it!
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  30. I don't get it.
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