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    piston sleeve won't budge

    I was reassembling my engine today and I started to put my sleeve back in. It went in a little but is now stuck and will not budge AT ALL. I can't get it out, I can't move it in further either. Any tricks on how to get it moving again?

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    Never mind got a hair dryer and warmed it up seemed to do the trick

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    Once it goes in a couple inches take a rubber mallet or wood and hammer and hammer it in. It has to be square to the cylinder

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    A hammer is a really bad idea...soft brass sleeve will deform easily. Heating the block and freezing the sleeve will work every time. It should be by hand ONLY. If hand pressure can't get the sleeve in, stop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler G View Post
    Once it goes in a couple inches take a rubber mallet or wood and hammer and hammer it in. It has to be square to the cylinder
    Bad idea unless you want to ruin your motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler G View Post
    Once it goes in a couple inches take a rubber mallet or wood and hammer and hammer it in. It has to be square to the cylinder
    Hammers, mallets, blocks of wood, all bad ideas. You should not have to force the sleeve into the casing... If you do there's something wrong.. It might be a little tight but not tight enough to reauire hammering the cylinder of an engine into it's casing....
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    wow are mine wore out or something? they fall into place

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    Quote Originally Posted by knall View Post
    wow are mine wore out or something? they fall into place
    Your case can't really wear, there is nothing to create wear... Unless you've ran it that hot, even then the casing would become brittle actually and break at the stress points (usually motor mount tabs or heab bolts strip out easily from the weakened material).

    Mine will go in about 85-90% without any help then a little push with the thumb, not much and it's in.
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