Ah... I see.. whew... nearly cost me another $100 and breakin.
I agree it seems quite hard to bend the sleeve. However I cannot rotate the crankshaft as smoothly as before after I changed the bearing last weekend thought the shaft would rotate perfectly with no piston attached. Is this ok?
Some of the guys in my track said the engine is getting old and therefore the compression (pinch?) is weak, and therefore I can just turn the shaft around 360 deg by hand, only that there is this one spot that it seems to be stuck, and is which I guess is the piston/sleeve....
Yes, I was an electric but I must admit I now much prefer nitro!