Arkie wrote:Are you saying the oil squeezed out at the tapered crankshaft end by the engine?
Yes... that's exactly what happened! After I fill the rotor shaft with PB Blaster, it too leaks out at the tapered end by the engine as well--with no force behind it.
I'm at a total loss. Hung the engine by all thread threaded into the rotor end to keep constant pressure on it. Put padding below engine, and only hung about 1" above the padding. Beat and banged on the laminations with dead blow hammer, hit on the all thread top with 5# hammer, even resorted to picking up the board and dropping the entire thing about 6 inches on the saw horses repeatedly! Still won't break loose. See the image below.
At this point, I'm thinking I should be finding a way just to get the rotor off to salvage the engine. Any ideas? I'm wondering if the person who had this before me installed lock-tite or some other adhesive???
Anyone know of a good way of applying heat to the taper? Can't get to the tapered shaft because the generator housing bolted to the engine is in the way.
Plastic cooling flywheel looking fan is on the rotor closest to the taper, preventing access from the front.
Maybe serious vibration would do the trick? Any ideas here?
These things don't usually get the best of me, but I am completely out of ideas.