The outer race was all the was left inside the crank and my puller couldn't get a good grip on it either. I ended up taking a deburring bit to it and then chiseled it out.I had a hell of a time getting my pilot bearing out in one piece. It got torn to shreds using the tool I borrowed from Advance. There is a three jaw pilot bearing puller at HF you can get for about $20. That is what got mine out after a few tries.
Oh boy. That's a lot of work. Thankfully my crank and input shaft were not damaged. Comparing the old and new flywheel side by side, the old one had the same amount of play as the new one but it had significantly more wear on the splines. This was probably the cause of the intermittent metallic grinding/rattling noise I was hearing during cruise and acceleration. No noise at idle.I had to take the crankshaft out of one of those once, so I could upend it in a fixture at the machine shop and have them drill it out oversize, MAKE a sleeve from stainless and press it in, then press the new bearing in. It had chewed up the crank so bad. Lots of work, but saved them an $1100 crankshaft.
This is what happens when the DMF is allowed to remain "bad" for too long.