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Old 05-18-2007, 07:51 PM
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Is there any easy way to replace main bearings in a 350 chevy with the engine in?


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If you can get the oil pan out of the way with the engine still in place then you should be able to remove one main cap at a time and roll the old bearings out and roll a new one in.
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Blazin I got the pan off and pulled the front main bearing out but getting the new one in but it was a nightmare (about an hour) they roll out when I turn the engine over but do not roll back in. Is there a trick to this or am I doing something wrong.
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In the older Motors/Chiltons manuals in the Chevrolet V-8 sections there is usually a method showing how to use a bent-to-fit cotter pin placed in an oil feed hole to help in rolling the old bearing out and the new bearing in. Best to find one of those manuals and see for yourself; if you don't have one or friends/family with one then try the library. I personally have never attempted to do this as my engines have always been out of the car. Good luck.
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