Option 1 – Slip Fit
Slip the bearing sleeve into the housing and epoxy into place with LoctiteTM or a similar type of bonding agent.
CAUTION: DO NOT let any of the adhesive touch the bearing liner. It will harden and interfere with the running clearance.
Option 2 – Press Fit
Freeze the bearings at 0°F (-17.75°C) for 30–45 minutes. Using gloves, remove from the freezer and slip the bearings into the housing. As they heat to room temperature, full contact between the bearing and housing will be achieved. The greatest advantage to this technique over traditional pressing is greater accuracy in alignment.