Author Topic: removing/replacing gearbox lock rings  (Read 2247 times)

Offline hayesey

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removing/replacing gearbox lock rings
« on: April 03, 2008, 09:47:32 pm »
any one here who has stripped down and/or rebuilt a gearbox?

If so, what the hell do you use to remove and replace those horrible little lock rings holding fifth gear on?!? They dont have holes in to locate a normal pair of circlip pliers, just tapered edges and they're bloody tight!  Can't help but thinking there must be some tool somewhere ideal for doing them.

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Re: removing/replacing gearbox lock rings
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 09:58:05 pm »
Replying to my own post but it looks like these bad-boys might do the job, I've got a meeting in rochdale tomorrow morning about 2 mins away from Frosts too  :)

http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=9480
« Last Edit: April 03, 2008, 09:58:19 pm by hayesey »

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Re: Re: removing/replacing gearbox lock rings
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 10:53:26 pm »


"gota be the lock ring pliers, gota be the lock ring pliers"

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Re: Re: Re: removing/replacing gearbox lock rings
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 08:14:09 am »
From memory I pikied them off with a combination of screwdrivers. That tool looks like a better way of doing it though...
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Re: Re: Re: Re: removing/replacing gearbox lock rings
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 02:11:03 pm »
well called into Frosts after my meeting at Zen Internet's mental new headquarters in Rochdale, was only £4.50 so I'll see if it does the job tonight!

I tried some screwdrivers  but gave up after nearly stabbing myself through the hand a couple of times.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 02:11:31 pm by hayesey »