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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Propshaft Centre Bearing Snap Ring / Circlip

I am looking for tips / clues as to the best way to remove the snap ring holding the centre bearing in place on a 105 propshaft.

Using a 20 ton press I managed to get the cap off, but now I'm stuck with the snap ring / circlip. There definitely aren't any holes in the snap ring, so circlip pliers are no good. It's an internal snap ring, so any form of spreader won't work.

Obviously I can use a Dremel to cut the thing off, but having just purchased a 20 ton press, I'd like to try and do thing properly.

Any hints?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2016, 08:12 AM
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Can you drill a hole from the side and push it out with a small punch? Seems to me Norman Racing has said they've had to do that.
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I used a couple of 90* picks, a bunch of PB blaster, a lot of patience and a couple of walking aways to get it done. They were initially stuck quite well.

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