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philmel
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« on: October 08, 2007, 12:33:18 »

  Advice on unseizing a villiars 4t needed. Its been stood which is bad news for a 2 stroke,the heads are off and the bores oiled. Some beating with a wood drift has failed so did hot olive oil. Over to you
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 12:56:12 »

Don't envy you that job Phil. 

IIRC from 30 years ago when I had the same problem with the Villiers in my old Frannie B, filled the bore with penetrating oil and left it for a few days.

When I went back to it, it was a case of applying heat to the barrel then whacking the pistons via a lump of wood.

I ended up having to change the small and big ends, mains, piston, rings and having a rebore but I'd planned on doing that anyway.

Not an easy job at all.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 13:15:42 »

  Penetrating oil ! I had forgotten about that I think one was called plusgas? did the pistons ever budge?
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 13:42:58 »

Something like plusgas Phil, it was something my Dad got from work.

And yes they did move.....eventually.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 14:24:11 »

wonder what would happen if you put it in a freezer overnight?
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 14:42:33 »

It would become cold.

And the other half would beat the crap out of him.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007, 16:36:50 »

Try filling the bores with diesel and leave for a few days, it can work wonders. Unless your planning on changing the little and potentially the bottom end too, try to avoid hitting it at all. If after soaking it doesn't free fairly easily try heating the barrels around where the piston rings are sitting, it could be just enough to loosen up.

Good luck I always hate the job personally.

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