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Old 07-17-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Broken IMS Bearing removal tips?

As some of you may have gathered (from past postings and questions) I'm deep into a Boxster engine assembly. I just received a short block that I am about to build back into an active engine. While the block was sitting out and before I built it up I decided to remove the IMS bearing cover to inspect it to make sure it looked okay and didn't wiggle. When I removed the cover the center of the bearing came out as well and all the ball bearings followed. Luckily it hasn't damaged the engine yet. I removed all the metal from the inside of the Intermittent Shaft and I am going to replace this broken one with an LN Engineering IMS bearing.
The problem I now face is that the outer race of the old bearing is still inside the Intermittent Shaft and I can't remove it with a standard IMS bearing puller from LN Engineering. Has anyone experienced this problem? How did they get the outer race from the shaft?
I will post a picture of what I'm dealing with in a little bit.

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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I believe there is a special tool (adjustable inside bearing/race puller) to pull the race, drop Charles at LN an email, Im sure he know where you can find it. Looks like this:

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