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Old 24-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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piston retainer ring

Hi, can anyone help on this cos its really playing on my mind!
I rebuit a spare xr2 powerhead recently and slightly bent one of the piston gudgeon clips, I was gonna replace it before I put everything back together but forgot! What's the chances of it breaking? (got a feeling I already know the answer to this one!)
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Old 24-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Sorry mate, you do know the answer and its NOT "na leave it it'll be fine, it'll spit out of the exhaust port and no harm done" bugger!
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Old 26-01-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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No No No No No. There is a special tool to insert the circlip. I have seen many many ventilated blocks from circlips falling out after cheap rebuilds, posted about it here not so long ago.
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Old 27-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,
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