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Stuck Piston 295

Post  Rex Stewart on Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:17 pm

Can anyone advise me on how to remove a stuck piston from my Plover project. The piston was near enough at the top of the stroke. Using WD40 overnight and tapping down on the piston using a piece of wood managed to get the piston to move about 1/4 maybe a bit more down. Seems quite stuck. I could tap harder but I thought I would ask first.

I have slackened of the nuts which hold the cylinder down and the cylinder moves up and down a bit, but makes me think this is definitely the seized piston.

The engine is a 295. Anyone had this problem and any ideas what I should do next?

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Re: Stuck Piston 295

Post  FrankG on Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:43 pm

Hi, your going the right way but WD40 is not very good Plusgas or Red Diesel is better, let it soak in for a few day and try again.

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Post  Rex Stewart on Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:12 am

I put diesel in yesterday but it is not red diesel, is that a problem?

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Post  Bigjim on Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:13 am

Rex Stewart wrote:I put diesel in yesterday but it is not red diesel, is that a problem?
No but it cost you more. Red diesel is cheaper but normal it is only used by farmers or similar. If ths excise people find it in road vehicles, it becomes very expensive. Same stuff but with a red dye. Heating oil is the same.
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Re: Stuck Piston 295

Post  Rex Stewart on Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:15 am

Ok thanks for the info about the diesel, I had some in a jerry can.

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