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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:46 pm 

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We have the engine of London Transport RF 600 (9.6 litre horizontal – underfloor engine) dismantled for overhaul. We need to remove the cylinder liners (dry liners) and have been told that we need a hydraulic puller to extract the old ones and insert the new.

We understand that LT bought such pullers from EPCO. Does anyone have one, have access to one, would hire one, sell one, or come and do the job for money ?

Any help or advice welcomed.

Robin Helliar-Symons

01628 823486 07764 677923

Picture of suitable puller available, will email to you, if required.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:08 pm 

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Hi Robin,
I use to work for an AEC dealer and a local bus company for over 20 years. You do need a hydraulic puller and adapter dollies, to remove and install the liners. I am sorry, I cannot help with the tools. But if there is any way I can help you with any knowledge with the engine, please let me know. This puller kit, maybe obtained, from a tool rental company, as they will be expensive to purchase. Blackhawk is the make of the one we had at the dealer, which I have lost count how many liners I have replaced. With the kit, you may have to have a threaded 5/8 ins bar. Which will be needed to drop through the length of the cylinder and nuts at each end. One tip, off hand I cannot remember the diameter of the AVH590 standard bore. They will have to measured, as 9 times out of 10. They will also have to honed, after installation at an average of 0.015-0.030ins. You maybe able to buy a honing tool, from an aftermarket parts store. Which you can adapt to a hand drill. Good Luck with your search and renovation.

Best Regards
Bill :)

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