Monday, 18 November 2013

Removing pistons

The pistons are attached to the con(necting) rods by gudgeon pins. The gudgeon pins are held in by two circlips, one either end. The gudgeon pins are a very tight fit and the Haynes manual recommends heating the pistons slightly with an electric light bulb before knocking the pins out.

We hadn't read this and bashed them out with a suitable size socket tube and hammer. Hopefully no damage done, but must read the books first!

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