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 (bromham_hospital email@example.com) 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.
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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