Originally Posted by octane3117
be sure to remove piston and rod first before you try to remove the sleeve.
You can't remove the piston & con-rod without taking out the liner first.
Or is there a way ??.
What I normally do is push it up with a nylon rod from below after removing backplate. If it refuses to barge, tap the nylon rod lightly till it start to move. It should move unless the engine has been shelfed for a long period of time without any after-run oil applied.