Unfortunately, I find I have to remove the TW timer I recently installed on my T. They are spring loaded and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on removing the timer without loosing the brush?
How about just wrapping a shop towel around it and then pull the timer ahead until the brush releases?
Bill, I switch my ignition to battery, wind it over until number 1 plug is sparking and then I know the brush is pointing to the around the 11 o clock position. Switch off the ignition then you can remove the timer. with the brush facing up, the spring tension is not so strong that it will jump out of the brush holder if you lift the timer away gently in an outwards and upwards motion. Before I adopted this procedure I did have the brush fall to the ground on me. My TW timer has been great and I hope that I wont have to look inside very often.
Bill, I pretty much do it the same way as Warwick, however all I do is just keep a finger over the area in which the brush is showing, you can see it, as I slowly pull the cover away. Then you can keep the brush from flying away. Not that strong a spring, it won't go far anyway.
Great advice - thanks everyone! I thought about using a brown lunch bag, but I like Warwick and Tim's idea better - maybe I can keep the spring inside the arm and re-pin it until I can put it back on.