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johnmowcop

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The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« on: September 08, 2019, 01:46:08 PM »

Is there a knack in getting the thin spring steel ring over the belled out end of the headers. Finding very difficult to open them out enough to passover the end.

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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 01:53:17 PM »

I usually just hold one end then pull the other end just enough to clear the bell, then sort of walk it around and off.
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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 05:03:16 PM »

Hold one end over and peal the rest around.....


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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 08:20:45 PM »

I usually use a small screw driver and work it off and work it back on the same way.
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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 08:27:31 PM »

Use reverse pliers, like snap ring pliers.

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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 01:02:37 PM »

I used 2 pairs of needle nosed pliers and easily worked them off, just did this 3 days ago when I installed my Jackpot headpipe.
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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 02:57:35 PM »

Is there a knack in getting the thin spring steel ring over the belled out end of the headers. Finding very difficult to open them out enough to passover the end.

JohnT

Thanks a lot for your comments fella's. It was easy to get the old ones off, it's the new ones that are the problem. Just wondered if there was an easy way other than brute force. I will keep trying

JohnT.
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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »

Use reverse pliers, like snap ring pliers.

Da d00d has your answer for both old and new.  I've got two pair of these with different size "heads" for different applications.  Makes it much easier to remove/install

Picture is similar to what I've got...
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Re: The split "collets" behind the exhaust clamping ring.
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 09:25:55 PM »

I usually treat like putting on a bicycle tire.  Push one tip dow past the flange and work it around. Does not spring it too much.
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