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Originally Posted by TBUChevy
I have also seen people ruin a good sealing surface when the drill bit jumped.
That is a good point, but wouldn't be an issue with a timing cover seal as the sealing surface is laying on the workbench (on the balancer). A light tap with a center punch helps keep the drill in position.
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A light tap with a center punch helps keep the drill in position.
With such a small bit, I would be concerned about the bit going in too far, having it catch on something inside and snapping off because you know that once you break thru, that drill is going to want to go in full depth. I would use a drill stop or a piece of tape limiting the depth, to help prevent such a disaster from happening.
Ok, I had a chance to remove the radiator and the grill. I’ve got a puller and will try to remove the harmonic balancer soon. Ideally I’d like to try to leave the timing cover on.I ordered a speedy sleeve and front seal from Rock Auto. Thanks again for all the hints and tricks!