I’m replacing the camshaft and crankshaft seals in my old car ('97 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L) and the process requires special tools that no longer exist. The ‘tools’ are 2 simple cylinders that slide over the shafts and allow pressure to be applied evenly to the seals to set them in place in the block at a specific inset distance from the face of the races.
Not a complicated model at all, as they’re just cylinders with holes in them. I just don’t currently have any way to print them.
The approximate sizes are:
Diameter for both cylinders: 2.25" or 57.15mm
Center hole in both cylinders: 1.4375" or 36.5mm
Rear seal tool cylinder length: 2" or 50mm
Front seal tool cylinder length: 3" or 76mm
I used a 25% infill setting and standard wall thicknesses. Color is irrelevant.
I printed the tools using ABS in 3D Fab just before DMS shut down due to the COVID-19 situation, but when I got the cam gears off the car I discovered I’d made the shaft holes slightly too small to fit over the shafts and I need to correct the .stl model and re-print.
Is there a fellow Maker out there with a 3D printer at home that I could pay to print my tools? I could pay you via PayPal and you could set them outside your door and I could come get them so we can maintain the whole social distancing thing. I will provide the .stl files and/or .gcode files. Doesn’t have to be ABS, but something with a similar strength would be perfect.
Thought I’d try my fellow Makers before seeking a print service here in the DFW area.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.