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Offline elquenada

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Cheap improvised Master Cylinder snap ring puller
« on: March 29, 2010, 09:09:53 am »
I was frustrated trying to pull a rusty siezed snap ring out of my MC.  I tried grinding down a pair of circlip pliers so they would clear the sides of the MC but they didnt work;  the ring was too siezed for the pliers.

Then I went to the supermarket and I found a great cheap tool, a nut pick.  For 2.29 I got a cheapo nutcracker and four "nut picks".  The tips are a perfect size for the circlip and the stalk of the tool is really strong so it wont bend in half.  After about 10 minutes of fiddling around I was able to pry out the old rusty ring.

Here's a pic of what they look like just in case you are like me and had never seen one before:

http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/images/sculpting-tools/tools5.jpg
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Re: Cheap improvised Master Cylinder snap ring puller
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 08:23:59 pm »
Great Idea.I will be wrestling with rusty snap rings soon,thank you!

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Re: Cheap improvised Master Cylinder snap ring puller
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 11:59:36 am »
That's Awesome!!!!!!!
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Re: Cheap improvised Master Cylinder snap ring puller
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 08:43:13 pm »
So what's the nutcracker for?  Is that to punish yourself after hours of not being able to get that snap ring out?   ;D ;D
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Re: Cheap improvised Master Cylinder snap ring puller
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 07:36:04 pm »
You wear the nut cracker to gain extra strength needed to pry that damn circlip out.
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