PISTON RING,S

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WULLIE195
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PISTON RING,S

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HELP NEEDED CAN,T SEEM TO GET PISTON RING,S FREE BOILED THEM FROZE THEM WD-40 THEM AND STILL NOTHING ANY HELP WOULD BE SMASHING :cry:
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Oyster 49
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Re: PISTON RING,S

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I've used oven cleaner to soften up the carbon deposits in the past. Also a long soak (couple of days at least) in penetrating oil of some sort should help. If you can get a very small electricians screwdriver under the end of the ring after soaking for a few days then the ring should slowly prise out. Best of luck.
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outboard
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Re: PISTON RING,S

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Wullie, it sounds like the rings are solid so it will take a really good soaking in whatever you fancy, I use petrol/diesel mix. I mean a real good soak, 2 or 3 weeks. I had this problem and when they did start springing out I tried to help them along with a feeler guage (bad idea), with about 1/2" to go one of them snapped. You need to make a decision, have you the patience or do you want to spend a tenner, break them out and buy a pair from John at SOS. The patience thing is good it gives you a buzz if they come out, but it's a right pain in the ar.e if after waiting you end up snapping them.
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