- Apr 30, 2008
- Central Ohio
- Kubota MX5100
They can be tough. Can't really offer advise other than persistence.I am trying to remove the end cap on this 5"cylinder. It has a collapsible internal ring with about a 1/2" gap to allow this to happen, problem is, it simply will not release from the cylinder and with no holes like a snap ring would have, it is nearly impossible to get a bite on it. Plenty of rust buster from PB Blaster and screwdriver, to sharp small chisel to get bite on it and it is frozen. Man, I am eating up my valuable weekends on this stupid thing! About ready to just replace the cylinder.
Usually try and get it to break free by spinning it in its groove first then try and unseat it. Which sometimes takes 3-4 hands. So if you have anyone to help with a pair of screwdrivers or big picks once it's started helps