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Old 01-05-2018, 03:07 AM   #121
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yeah dude, a bar of soap, or bread, your closest fitting socket and extension, and hammer it into the hole. the bushing will practically fall out seriously.
Can confirm. I used a 1/2" socket extension, a BFH and wheel bearing grease to get my pilot bushing out. I have seen it done with bread too.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:12 AM   #122
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Got that bitch out. Air reciprocating saw, hammer, cold chisels, dremel and an air chisel plus some serious anger on a pry bar. I think I bent the pry bar. That thing is massive.


Motor is ready to put back in!!!!
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yeah dude, a bar of soap, or bread, your closest fitting socket and extension, and hammer it into the hole. the bushing will practically fall out seriously.
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Can confirm. I used a 1/2" socket extension, a BFH and wheel bearing grease to get my pilot bushing out. I have seen it done with bread too.
OK, I need a picture or something.

What part does a bar of soap or bread play in helping to get a pilot bushing out?

Is it so you can wash your hands or have something to eat after the job is done?
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OK, I need a picture or something.

What part does a bar of soap or bread play in helping to get a pilot bushing out?

Is it so you can wash your hands or have something to eat after the job is done?
It basically functions as a hydraulic mechanism to force the pilot bushing out from the back instead of using a puller. When I did my clutch a few years ago I couldn't afford a blind hole puller set and the rental tool from the parts store did the same thing deerhurst just had happen. My old school mechanic neighbor showed me that trick.

You can also make a sandwich with the leftover bread if you expend all your energy trying to get the damn thing out and need some quick calories. You'd be surprised how much bread that little pilot hole takes. Oh yeah, and you'll probably want to wash your hands too since they will likely be covered in grease and clutch dust .

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Just came across this thread on NPORA on swapping the VG33 for a VG30, nice step by step with pics:

http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/for...g-today-82617/
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Just came across this thread on NPORA on swapping the VG33 for a VG30, nice step by step with pics:

http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/for...g-today-82617/
Kind of sucks that he just made that thread 6 months ago, and already the images are gone.

Imgur.com doesn't delete pics, so the owner must be some kind of forum idiot.
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he reposted with the images on the 2nd page, starting at post 23
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Yeah, I noticed. He started back in August, and he still hasn't gotten his running. His last post was talking about going down the rabbit hole and needing a lifeline.

He did mention the Frontier oil filter relocator, like I did in my VG33 thread.
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JP, what oil filter do you run? It looks mighty close to the alternator tension bracket. And the filter thread is different from the VG30i. It is M20x1.5. I think the VG30i is 3/4x16 or something like that.

Some progress today. Started with a ready to put in motor.





Had a hell of a time getting the tranny and both headers to line up at the same time. Some rubber mallet, blood, and violence and it all popped into place. Oh, and power steering fluid everywhere.



I didnt have to change my alternator plug like JP. The little plug end I have from the 3.3 plugs into both the new and my old alternator. Have yet to plug anyting into the motor now what its in so we shall see!

Im not sure what is worse, putting headers on a motor already in or putting a motor in with headers already on it.
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Im not sure what is worse, putting headers on a motor already in or putting a motor in with headers already on it.
Probably a coin-flip. There's no easy way to do it and it's almost almost always what you get hung up on too when trying to pull the motor out. Looking good though, that's one hell of an undertaking.

You should spend some time doing engine R&Rs in a full-size van or even most minivans. Not much will be difficult after that lol.
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