Removing kick-starter


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Capt_Vitty
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Removing kick-starter

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I am attempting to remove a frozen in place kick starter using pent rating oil and tapping. Not having much success. Any suggestions?


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Capt_Vitty wrote: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:56 pm I am attempting to remove a frozen in place kick starter using pent rating oil and tapping. Not having much success. Any suggestions?[spotwalla][/spotwalla]
If that dosen't work and you have to give it a bit of time.

Keep spraying and try to work it out, other than that you may have to remove the engine to disassemble it.
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So the engine turns over but not the kick mechanism? I would either leave it alone as they never get used or keep the penetrating oil and tapping. Pretty sure you can remove that rear cover if desired for a deeper soak.
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Thanks for your suggestions I will keep using penetrating oil and tapping. It's been about a week now every two days or so I spray some oil and tap for a while and do it again giving it some time to work.
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What kind of penetrating oil are you using? Back when I was restoring 1950's Farmall Cubs, the oil to use was PB Blaster, with some guys swearing by Kroil.

I've seen PB Blaster work some miracles, along with a small torch (and sometimes a bigger hammer).
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I am using a product called thrust made by Castle. I will also go back to trying PB Blaster. Thanks for your input..


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