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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #15 on: 24 May 2018, 10:02:15 »

But have you lost an eye yet? ;)

I got the (much smaller) circlips moving by levering one end out and then using a screwdriver to 'walk' the rest of it out far enough that it could come flying out like some kind of tiny un-guided missile.. (and then we had to weld bolts on to the bearings to get those out ;D)

If I could get any movement on it then Iíd try that!
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #16 on: 24 May 2018, 10:11:49 »

If you have a fine cutter, can you cut across the clip 180 degrees so its in 2 parts ?
That way, the spring tension should work in your favour and it should prise out easier  :y
You will need a new clip mind you  :y :D
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #17 on: 24 May 2018, 10:29:35 »

If you have a fine cutter, can you cut across the clip 180 degrees so its in 2 parts ?
That way, the spring tension should work in your favour and it should prise out easier  :y
You will need a new clip mind you  :y :D

Yeah... Not enough space to get through it but itís on the list of possibilities... Heat is next on the list ::)
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #18 on: 24 May 2018, 11:15:05 »

If you have a fine cutter, can you cut across the clip 180 degrees so its in 2 parts ?
That way, the spring tension should work in your favour and it should prise out easier  :y
You will need a new clip mind you  :y :D

Yeah... Not enough space to get through it but itís on the list of possibilities... Heat is next on the list ::)





What  :o
A gallon of unleaded and a match ?   :D
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #19 on: 24 May 2018, 11:47:17 »

If you have a fine cutter, can you cut across the clip 180 degrees so its in 2 parts ?
That way, the spring tension should work in your favour and it should prise out easier  :y
You will need a new clip mind you  :y :D

Yeah... Not enough space to get through it but itís on the list of possibilities... Heat is next on the list ::)





What  :o
A gallon of unleaded and a match ?   :D

That's the best cure for any french motor car.
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #20 on: 24 May 2018, 23:37:26 »

If you have a fine cutter, can you cut across the clip 180 degrees so its in 2 parts ?
That way, the spring tension should work in your favour and it should prise out easier  :y
You will need a new clip mind you  :y :D

Yeah... Not enough space to get through it but itís on the list of possibilities... Heat is next on the list ::)





What  :o
A gallon of unleaded and a match ?   :D

That's the best cure for any french motor car.

Nah, thatís a waste of unleaded... Have you seen the price lately? ???

Iíll use contaminated fuel instead! ::) :D
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #21 on: 25 May 2018, 10:00:31 »

Just an update... Resorted to a bit of heat in the end and it popped out fine... Wish Iíd Dug out the gas bottles earlier now ::) Although I suspect the overnight soaking helped too
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Re: Removing a seized circlip
« Reply #22 on: 25 May 2018, 10:42:36 »

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