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Old 06-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY hollow dowel pin removal tool

Whilst working on the latest engine I needed to remove the hollow dowel pins. Not as cool as John Edwards of Costa Mesa R&Ds solution but mine still works without distorting the pins, distorts the tool every time slightly due to the use of brass.
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I just run a tap down them. I have use the same method Team Scream demonstrates in the link below for 20+ years.

Team Scream Case/Head Dowel Extraction

This way you don't need a assortment of arbors for each individual dowel size. You use tools that should already be in your arsenal. Taps, pipe/tubing/spacer stock, bolts and washers.

You can also use blind bearing pullers, but then again you are also back into size specific tools.
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For me, the only cars we own are ej25 equipped, so I'm happy to make tooling. That tool took me all of 10 minutes on the lathe.

Team screams solution is quite elegant for those with only simple hand tools.
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