So i was installing new bearings on my crank shaft and was heating them up before installation. I left them on the grill to heat up, came back later, and the plastic spacers in the bearing race had melted (at what i thought was a relatively low 400 deg F). So, two questions:
A - Can the bearings be used without the spacers? I would think not, since the balls can now move freely, but if its still safe that would be a life saver
B - Anyone got Sachs 505 bearings if the answer to A is no? or, do they know where replacements can be found? Are they the same as the ones used in other engines?