How difficult was it to get the shaft out of the TB once you removed the butterfly valve? Did you have to open the other side with the round metal button cap? Or did the shaft pull out easily? I've got a hairline crack in the right TB. I used some JB weld and the freeze cap mentioned in your earlier post for a quick fix. I'd really like to get the machined cams from Beemer Bits but at $450 a pair I may have to wait. $104 for new shafts and pulleys may have to do. I could replace and then keep the originals as spares. This is, of course, assuming that replacing the shafts is not that difficult. Thank you in advance.