- Jul 30, 2021
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- Cherry Hill
So does a threaded piece of pipe. Add a big spacer then add onto your crank threads with a pipe chunk threaded inside and out. One nut two washers and some grease. More spacers or washers keeps things moving along.So ones a husqvarna tool and the other a stihl. You can push the crank out the flywheel side with the husqvarna tool the attach the stihl tool to the bar studs and push the crank free from that side.( thats how I did it. )
There's no knock off for the flywheel side case for stihls tool and it was several hundred dollars as I was informed by my dealer.
The stihl tool will also draw the crank back into the case on the pto/clutch side.
It's faster to heat the bearing already in the case and install the crank straight away from the fridge, freezer or a cooler work area. Put the seal in last just be mindful of the bur for the crank key slot. The Husky splitter tool is nice and easy for disassembly of most small engines with a split case design. Tapping out a crank is no big deal with the ends protected. Hammering one in isn't really recommend.
I know you know all this but it's for benefit of others who don't.