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    I've heard that you shouldn't re-use spirolocs. The guy who tore this motor down took all of the pistons off the rods. Is it safe to reuse the spirolocs? Or are they considered disposable? We're talking about free floating 927 pins in JE pistons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronboats View Post
    I've heard that you shouldn't re-use spirolocs. The guy who tore this motor down took all of the pistons off the rods. Is it safe to reuse the spirolocs? Or are they considered disposable? We're talking about free floating 927 pins in JE pistons.
    They are cheap and if you are in good with an engine shop they should have some lying around. And only the ones on one side have to come out.

    Any one if asked will say don't reuse them.

    But ... If they lay flat with no gap just like they do new. I wouldn't have a problem reusing them if in a bind and can't get new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    They are cheap and if you are in good with an engine shop they should have some lying around. And only the ones on one side have to come out.

    Any one if asked will say don't reuse them.

    But ... If they lay flat with no gap just like they do new. I wouldn't have a problem reusing them if in a bind and can't get new ones.
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    run em if they are not all stretched out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    x 2
    run em if they are not all stretched out.
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    X3, or if you're worried about it, run the old one first (if it's not deformed) and put a new one on top of it.
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    Your kidding me with this If they are not deformed chit right? If you can get those things out, without deforming them, you are a magician



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    your kidding me with this if they are not deformed chit right? If you can get those things out, without deforming them, you are a magician
    lmao..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    x 2
    run em if they are not all stretched out.
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    don't know about anyone else, but I stretch em' just a little, to make it easier to install them, so in my opinion," laying flat" after removing them
    is somthing i'd like to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blownjet 468 View Post
    don't know about anyone else, but I stretch em' just a little, to make it easier to install them, so in my opinion," laying flat" after removing them
    is somthing i'd like to see!
    There is never a lack of butchers on this site. Did you ever ask yourself, "if they wanted them stretched before installing them, why they don't send them to you pre-stretched?" If you can't install them without destroying them, you may want to invest in one of these:

    http://www.lockintool.com/



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    I can get them out without stretching them.

    I use 2 pics. A straight one on the tang to move just the very tip out of the groove. And a 90* pic to get the tip past the groove.

    Pull it just out of the hole and unthread it out.

    They stretch when you get the thing in a bind and caught up on the side of the piston just under the oil ring
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Pull it just out of the hole and unthread it out.
    They stretch when you get the thing in a bind

    No doubt it can be done just like you said. But my picks have sharp tips on both ends, and I am the type that would be blind in both eyes by the time I finished.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    There is never a lack of butchers on this site. Did you ever ask yourself, "if they wanted them stretched before installing them, why they don't send them to you pre-stretched?" If you can't install them without destroying them, you may want to invest in one of these:

    http://www.lockintool.com/
    I don't do it, but JE's instructions actually tell you to "stretch" them, to spiral them into place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    There is never a lack of butchers on this site. Did you ever ask yourself, "if they wanted them stretched before installing them, why they don't send them to you pre-stretched?" If you can't install them without destroying them, you may want to invest in one of these:

    http://www.lockintool.com/
    Fwiw, I am the farthest thing from a "butcher", and most people I know
    and deal with claim that I'm too picky on alot of stuff. plus, I don't reuse
    locks, and I also don't destroy them taking them out, also using the 2 pick
    method. I didn't look at the link, but if it's the tool I think your talking about, you have to have a grove/slot machined in the piston to use it, beforehand. it doesn't work without it.

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    just checked out the link for that tool, not the one I was thinking it was.
    I was refering to the "lockbuster" that's for removing spirolocks. I've never really had a problem installing, but anything that saves time gettin'
    them buggers out is a good thing.

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