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Old 10-14-2002, 17:23   #1 (permalink)
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Removing Rotor Button

I was once told that removing the rotor button on an EA was a pain in the ass....

Recently attempting it myself I now agree

Questions: How the hell can i get it off?????

anyone have any tricks they use?
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Old 10-14-2002, 19:50   #2 (permalink)
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I smashed the plastic base while prysing each side with a screwdriver. Perhaps a small dab of grease when its reinstalled would make it easier to get off next time.
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There is a trick to it - ie. you take it off when the engine is one of either hot or cold - unfortunately I don't remember which, but it makes a huge difference.
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Old 10-15-2002, 07:34   #4 (permalink)
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Mine was impossible pulling off by hand, so i used a large screwdriver to lever it up at each side a bit.

Just be careful not to do what NZinAus did!
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I got it off......Just kept wiglling and pulling, wiggling and pulling until finally it came up enough for me to get my fingers underneath it and get it off.
The seating peg is rusty and it doesnt look like its been taken off ever!
So I cleaned that up...applied a little grease and fitted the new rotor....runs so much better now
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Hmm, this may seem like a stupid question but what if you re-install the rotor facing in a different position than when you took it out?

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Old 10-16-2002, 18:43   #7 (permalink)
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will it fit the wrong way?
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Old 10-16-2002, 19:21   #8 (permalink)
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The rotor cant be installed facing the wrong way. There is a grove on the shaft which the rotor slides down.
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