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nate
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:05 am  Reply with quote
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Well, circlips on the piston wrist pin.

There, the open end of the circlip has to be straight up towards the top of the piston, or straight down towards the bottom. If it's pointed otherwise, the circlip can become deformed and pop loose. Whoops.

The devil is in the details. And speaking of, I remember Satan talking about a squared side and a rounded side on circlips too, but I can't even remember the whole deal on that.
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Tom Lindsay
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:22 am  Reply with quote
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Is that maybe the reason why all the kits come with the annoying wire clips instead of proper circlips? Maybe despite the fact that they're annoying as fuck, they're more idiotproof?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:06 am  Reply with quote
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wire clips require the same orientation, but not the sharp edge facing out part as they are round. Plus they are way easier to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:08 am  Reply with quote
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If you look at a circlip sideways you can barly see it but if you feel with you fingers across the sides of the clip you can feel a sharp edge and a round edge. They go sharp edge out. Just like me.

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nate
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:44 am  Reply with quote
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See- totally apparent for the mechanics, not so much for me.

Wire circlips are easier to use?

Am I thinking of the wrong things? Once you buy a circlip puller, real circlips are pretty easy to deal with. I don't know how to manage wire circlips, other than stabbing at them with a screwdriver and usually losing the clip as it flies across the room. Or stabbing myself. I have a tough time gettng a good grip on them with pliers.
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Tom Lindsay
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:04 am  Reply with quote
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Yeah, I hate wire circlips. After making the investment in a circlip puller, I'd rather use the real thing.

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This one time I followed Anne Heche around for a couple of hours, but I never thought of beating her with a hammer.

Oh...I thought you wrote Stalking a Nut.
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