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This is a tool I built for pulling that occasional set of liners which are cemented in the alloy block - without damaging anything! It is not a necessity for the average engine rebuild but it makes easy work of what otherwise could be risky business.
The materials used were scraps of steel plate and some 5/8” threaded rod and yes … there is some overkill in the thicknesses used but – what the hey, the cost was ZIP!
The bearing beneath the pulling nut may be overkill but again it was on-hand and does reduce the effort of turning the nut while pulling the liner.

On the 1600 engine used to demonstrate, only finger tip pressure turning the nut was needed to draw the liner out.
I expect this tool will gather more shelf time than actual use but it’s a comfort to know its ready if needed!
 

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Pulling frozen liners

Nicely done tool--

BUT:

Old diesel mechanic trick = run one or two beads of weld (MIG or stick) around the inside of the liner in the area where it is seated in the block.

Keep the current fairly low, to avoid too much penetration (and thus overheating the block).

Let the weld(s) cool (and thus shrink, taking the liner with them), invert block, and watch liner fall out.

It MIGHT take a light tap with a mallet, but it WILL be loose.

Greg
 
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