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Old 08-07-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default How do I get the sleeve out of my Picco when its stuck???

How do I get the sleeve out of my Picco when its stuck??? I tried the zip tie method but it sheers the tie right off. Its a Picco P7 and its stuck in there good. I didnt know if the oven, or freezer or ??? would do it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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take a zip tie and stick it through the exhaust port from the outside in and up the cylinder. gently tug and shhhaaazzzaamm!!!
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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heat the block up if u have additional struggle.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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Although I don't have much experience on this subject I HAVE ruined one sleeve that got stuck. But at least I learned from it. What finally worked for me is to turn the block upside down, try to work some after run oil around the outside of the sleeve and let it soak for awhile. Then heat it up to 200-250 degrees with a heat gun and try the normal methods you have used already. Do not ever grab it by the top no matter how gentle you think you are being
Use a strong zip tie or push on it from the bottom with something soft but strong, never pull.
Run ideas by us before you do them and be extremely paitent with it until you come up with a plan that makes sense. I rushed becuase there was a race the next day. Good luck!
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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Heat it up and THEN use the zipptie method! I did this way when my Picco .67EXR (boatengine) had it. With a warm engine it is easier than a cold engine.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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I made a tool with a piece of plastic that is much wider than a zip tie, I also heat it and it helps to lightly clmp it in a vise.

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Old 08-07-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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I fold a normal size ziptie in two in the exaust port to start it moving then if its still tight after it moves a mm or 2 the use the square/clicker part of a small zip tie from the inside of the cyl just a hair into the exaust port to pop it the rest of the way up sometimes heat works wonders for this job. Even if you get it up just a little never stick a couple screw drivers under the top lip & pry,ever. I saw a guy do this being very gentel & that stong round cyl was not totally round when he was done,& I mean he was very carefull when doing it.
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I had a Go motor tha was the same thing, sleeve would not come out! After half a bag of cut zip ties i put it in the oven for 15 min and couldnt belive how it just pop out with a single zip tie. Dont for get your gloves when taken it out of the oven !
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nice! when i get home.....in the oven it goes! thanks for all the responses
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doubled up zip tie to get it started and once you get it up enough 2 mini flat head's fit just perfectly under the sleeve....lever it up and its out....if its still tight you'll have to grab it and give it a tug....use gloves is its hott Obviously.
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