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Old 04-09-2008, 11:48:16 PM
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I have a Reid with a stuck charging piston....what is the best way to free it? been soaked with pb blaster....I was thinking of taking i or 2 charcoal bricketts and putting in the cylinder to warm it up a little...any other ideas?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:54:15 AM
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kroil. some like it some dont. i swear by it.... soak it a while.. and take a 4x4 and a big sledge.... then use ur imagination
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:54:02 AM
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I agree, Kroil is some GOOD stuff. If you can, you could also try filling the cylinder up with diesel fuel or kerosene and putting about 5 PSI of air pressure on it. Patience is your friend. It probably won't make much sense to smack the piston around any, seeing as you'd only be able to hammer it towards the top of the bore. if the flywheels and crank are there, you could loosen up the rod bolts for the charging cylinder and use the flywheels to knock the piston a bit. If worst comes to worst, you could go with a grease gun and a pressure gauge on the cylinder.
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Best way I have found to get a Reid unstuck is to loosen the rod bearings and rock the flywheels back and forth. If that doesn't work I've hooked the hydrolic lines from the tractor to them and pushed them out.

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:09:32 PM
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The tactor lines work great. I have heared of burning piston out anyone have any past expreince with that meathod?

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Default Re: Stuck Reid

got a guy north of me that uses diesel fuel and a rag soaked in diesel fuel for a wick... hangs it in a tree with the cylinder pointing up and lights the wick and just refills when needed. piston falls right out. I have never tried it, but have seen him do it...
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