The buggers won't shift :-(

Hi,
Been trying over the last few days to remove my front spheres, & I can't get the bugger off! Destroyed two strap wrenches, & though the one I'm using now is not breaking, the spheres ain't budging. I
thought the front ones were the easy ones :-(
Marky P.
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Marky P (bromham_hospital snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.uk) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

Suspension pressurised to hold the cylinders, and crack 'em a few degrees. Feel free to use force. Hell, use a hammer and chisel if you wish.
*THEN* depressurise the suspension, and they should come off easily.
Putting 'em back on, use some LHM to lubricate the threads and new O-ring (make sure the old one's removed) and just hand tight.
Do not try and do the first loosen with the suspension flat - you'll possibly break pipes.
DEFINITELY do not try and struggle through removing the sphere with the suspension still pressurised - if you're lucky, it'll miss your head on the way through the roof. And back again.
You might find a proper Pleiades sphere wrench useful, too. http://www.pleiades.uk.com/products_2.html
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Adrian wrote:

On the rear yes, on the front though? But yes a good spanner is useful. I couldn't for the life of me unscrew the front accumulator sphere. I broke two chain wrenches and gave up. The bloke in my local specialists apparently did it in 10 seconds when my wife took it in for me. I expect I loosened it for him ;-)
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malc wrote:

In the absence of a proper sphere unscrewing tool, I used a chisel and a big hammer on the accumulator on my BX.
No problemo, my first hydropneumagic maintainence experience.
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On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:38:16 +0100, Douglas Payne

Just got 'em done professionally. And yes, he did use a hammer & chisel on the accumulator :-)
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