grandpaul said:she acknowledges the fact that the oven and house are half mine, so I can pretty much do as I please.
htown16 said:I'm planning the rebuild of my motor and transmission. What sort of heat source is recommended to remove bearings and valve guides. Putting them in the wifes oven is a non-starter. Anyone use a heat gun?
tpeever said:Gas barbecue works great.
byrdman76 said:I use a kerosene heater (round stove top type) with the outer wire mesh. Set anything you want on top and monitor the temp of the part by spitting on it (or a temp gun). Put an old cookie sheet or pan if your worried about oil seepage. Once the spit vaporizes instantly it should be good - roughly 200-212F. I used this method on every thing from removing the main bearings out of the cases, gear box bearings, to removing the rocker arms out of the head with great success. I'll use the same method during re-assembly. A little heat goes a long way with regards to disassembly with out damage...
It works great to cure paint too!