Need tips Tanaka/GEBE clutch bolts.

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by rgm1960, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. rgm1960

    rgm1960 New Member

    Hello. I have a Tanaka 32cc. I am having difficulty loosening/tightening the clutch bolts due to crankshaft rotation when I turn the wrench. I saw a video where they stuffed a string into the cylinder to block the piston from moving. Is this a safe thing to do? Is there a better way? Thanks in advance.

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    never had a tanaka, but have used a piece of cotton rope down the spark plug hole to hold valves up while replacing broken valve springs - should work for most engines
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    what can be safer than using soft squishy rope in the bore? its the proper way of doing it, far superior to my dodgy method of simply jamming screwdrivers into the fins on the flywheel... ;)

    the only better way is with a rattle gun that you would have already used if you had one, so stick with the rope ;)