Does anyone have a decent way to remove broken off flip open type oil cups ?
I'm not having much luck and there must be some trick I haven't tried yet.
I use a pair of end cutters. Squeezing them tight enough to grip the oiler distorts it enough to make it loose in the hole, and out it comes.
Allan from down under.
In the chance you might have one that is broken off below the top of the perch I did the following. I used a small 1/2 or 1/3 round chisel smaller than the oiler hole and tapped it between the remaining shell of the oil cup and the casting. As Alan said that distorted the remaining part of the oiler and I could pull it out with a needle nose. I've only had to remove a couple sheared off cups; almost all lose the cap or are smashed and easy to grab with the side or end cutters.
If they are still somewhat whole, I too use a pair of side cutters and pinch (not totally crush though) the oiler as close to the base as possible and then pry up the oiler.
If they are below the surface, sometimes a pointed punch will be enough to get between it and the main part to start collapsing it inward. Other times carefully grinding it out with a Dremel tool will work but flush out the metal debris before reassembly.
I wiggle them out with a taper punch.
And the next problem is finding re-pops that actually fit properly!
I have an awl that has the metal going all the way through the handle that I use like Chad described. It has a long taper point and a few taps with a light hammer will do the job.
I agree with Tim. Does anyone have a source for the 5/16 straight wall oilers used in the springs?
I have used an easy out with success.
I agree with Tim and Ron. There is no way that the repros will fit in the springs and still get the shackles on. They seem to be about twice as tall as they should be. Dave
Thanks Guys. I do have an Awl and that's what I'll try next. I tried small chisels with no luck. The cups are still on the vehicle and that makes some of them hard to get to and most are broken clean off. Thanks for the tips
You might be able to find a tap so you can thread them and then pull them out.
Heat them from the inside to red hot with a small welding tip on a torch and let them cool, that will break down any rust and will shrink them at the same time. Most likely they will fall out, or at least come out MUCH more easily. Dave
Maybe an EZ out?