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Removing The Timing Chain Tensioner Pivot Point. How?

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Hey guys,

I am assembling my new 2L for my `70, and have hit a snag.  The new block doesn`t have the pivot point for the timing chain tensioner to fit on.  I have one in my 1600 block but I can`t get it out.  It seems to be a press fit into the block.  Does anyone know any tricks to get it out without damaging it?  Here`s a picture so you guys know what I`m talking about, I`m not sure if I have the right name for it.




It`s the stud itself I need to remove from one engine and put on another.  Thanks for any assistance.


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jake , what's the matter with the original post ?


and you do have a new one to install ?

which if threaded or not shows you what your trying to remove (?)

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It might be called a bolt but it is not threaded, at least the one I took out of my old block. The hole goes all the way through, so you would need a press that could press it out from the back (inside the block). Mine was a junk block and i was just curious, so I got it out using vice grips and PB blaster and twisting, but it did not look pretty after getting it out. Could have been cleaned up and pressed back in though.


Save yourself the trouble and order a new one. Thanks for the P/N CD (11111744363), the BMW dealer calls it a guide pin.

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The 2L block doesn`t have one.  It was stripped completely before I got it.  I`ll have to check around and try to get one in time....


I will also make an attempt to get the old one out, nothing to lose right?

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I use a stud remover and a small pry bar. If I didn't have the tools and weren't planning on doing too many I would just buy a new pin.

Tom Jones

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A gripping collet and a slide hammer will do it- just like the dowel pins on a clutch...


...one's threaded and one's a dowel, I seem to remember, but I can't remember which is which.



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