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Old 08-31-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Airhead Mainseal Tool in the Seattle Area?

Howdy everyone,

I am in the process of tearing down and rebuilding an '85 R80 engine in order to transplant it into a Dnepr. I'm planning on replacing the main seal, while I am in there, and I was wondering if any of y'all in the Seattle area might have the special BMW main seal driver tool that I could borrow? If you do I certainly would appreciate it.

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Old 08-31-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
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I don't have the tool, but I just tapped mine in with a drift, slowly and carefully. Worked fine and hasn't leaked a drop.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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or just make a seal installer. Take a piece of wood or steel and drill 5 holes in the middle of it to line up with the ones in the crank. I used a metal cover for an electrical box.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:34 PM   #4
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or just make a seal installer. Take a piece of wood or steel and drill 5 holes in the middle of it to line up with the ones in the crank. I used a metal cover for an electrical box.
+1. I can validate this approach ... worked well on my bike.

Thanks Brad!
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #5
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or just make a seal installer. Take a piece of wood or steel and drill 5 holes in the middle of it to line up with the ones in the crank. I used a metal cover for an electrical box.
That's a darn good idea. Thanks!

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Old 08-31-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Use the flywheel bolt washer - the big washer with five holes in it that goes between the bolts and the flywheel as a template when drilling your holes. I built my own tool out of 1/2" Birch plywood. Works great.
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