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Old 11-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #66
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Oddometer: 250
Still hope for Plastiguage

All of us who've used Plastiguage have probably used it to measure radial clearance for crankshaft bearings. I just found these on the Plastiguage website:

"Shaft end-float lends itself to direct measurement by PLASTIGAUGE"

"PLASTIGAUGE is particularly effective for the measurement of separation in moulding tools, and wherever it is required to determine the separation between hidden surfaces"

So, my assumption that the calibrated measureing tape it comes with was only applicable to radial clearance wasnt so!

I think the main issue now, is whether it will stand up under a heated part.

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