wrist pin removal

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by azbill, May 11, 2007.

  1. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I would like to know how to remove the piston from connecting rod, I have removed retainers on each side but that's as far as I can get.
    Can anyone tell me how to go farther ?

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    it actually slips outta there fairly smoothly, use a pencil as punch.
  3. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    will try tonight augi, there seems to be some slack in the piston head,which moves from side to side on the arm. like i said l will get to it tonight and let ya know, thanx
  4. Hugemoth

    Hugemoth Guest

    Just push the pin through with something like a phillips screwdriver that is too big to fit through the hole in the wrist pin. Be sure to support the piston so you're not putting sideways pressure on the rod.

    The piston is supposed to slide from side to side but it shouldn't rock back and forth sideways very much.

  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    sure, there is a bit of slack/slide along the machined surfaces, but as 'moth said, as long as it's not actually "wobbling" on the pin, you're cool.
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    thanks for the tip, pin came out like you described :D
    now, the bad news is that connecting rod has lots of play :x
    I'm thinking needle bearings are gone, or crank pin :evil: :evil:
    how do you get that far inside :???:
    me n vinnie got the livefast with the screwed clutch to experiment on but it's his dax that has the loose crank. so he is anxious to find a fix :(

    p.s. it's very surprising how much difference between the two engine factories :shock: :shock:
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    are we by any chance talking about the "death race" engine?
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I thought it was to the drivers death, not the engine :lol:
    sure does drum up business I guess !!! :shock: :shock:
    but , yes it's the engine that passed me up the mountain :p