So I got the lock nut off and my little Ryobi impact got it!!! Then came the gear. After bolt shearing the linkage on 2 ton gear puller (oops there went $50) i loaned a 7 ton from OReilly's. After some minor manipulation and a 2ft cheater bar, it came off with a bang!
So I was not able to measure with my micrometer due to like the machined surface being in the way. And with me not having basic tools like a metal ruler, i did not take a measurement. So is the distance the gear goes on the shaft critical or does it just go home until the nut stops (runs out of threads)?
Any other general tips putting this compressor back on?
- I am a little concerned about it being dry and running a couple of hundered revolutions without oil until the oil pressure bleeds oil into the compressor bottom
- I have the manual and its says to torque front cover bolts fist then slide support onto back
- I intend to put the high temp thread sealant on all the pipe connections that are not JIC threads (coolant adapters into compressor, air discharge adapter into compressor, etc.)