Blown head gasket

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Re: Blown head gasket

Postby Motogoon » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:44 pm

Mr_Trecolareco wrote:Nice writeup 8)

Hope everythings stay well for a long time 8)


Thanks I hope that I can just ride it with no more repairs for a long time!

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Re: Blown head gasket

Postby Motogoon » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:58 pm

Aphex wrote:Great write up, I'll be referring to this and Klincks when I do mine.

What method did you figure out for the piston clips?


When I removed it i flicked it out from the bent hook part so tried putting it back in that way but was much easier when I put that hook in first and pushed like crazy with my thumb to get it in this position:

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Then used a screwdriver to pry the straight end in, make sure to actually rest the screwdriver on the piston so you can lift it and let the clip sort of slide in with the pressure from your thumb. Top wasn't fully clipped in at that point so kept pressure on the end and pushed the top in with the screwdriver with a satisfying click! If you've got an old long screwdriver you can grind thinner would be helpful. Obviously it's all lot harder when you're working in that tiny gap between the barrel and case's!

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