REMOVE PISTON AND RINGS. (Refer to figure 16.)
This task applies to either cylinder.
Socket, Socket Wrench, 14 mm
Handle, Socket Wrench, Ratchet, 3/8" Drive
Cylinder head and cylinder removed
Pliers, Needle Nose
With piston detached from connecting rod, the connecting rod can easily jam and cause
damage in the crankcase. Use caution when turning crankshaft in order to avoid damage.
Mark each piston to ensure replacement in correct cylinder; i.e., flywheel-end piston and
Remove the two piston pin snap rings (1) and push the piston pin (2) free of the piston (3). Separate and remove piston
(3) from connecting rod (4).
Remove three rings (5) from piston (3). Discard rings (5).
Note markings on connecting rod and cap or mark them to ensure that they can be
Remove cap screws (6) from caps (7) at bottom of connecting rod (4). Remove connecting rod (4) and cap (7) from
Figure 16. Piston and Rings Removal