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Air cleaner screen cap removal- help

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06-04-2002 14:01:17

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I have a MD with the air cleaner cap stuck on- So I can't get the hood off to work on the engine! It's the domed screen cap, not the type with the glass jar precleaner.

I'm about ready to get out the hack saw to cut the pipe. Is there a way to get the cap off easily? If I could get the air cleaner assembly off with the hood I could turn it upside down and soak it in penetrating oil..or should I break out the torch?

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06-04-2002 14:21:41

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 Re: Air cleaner screen cap removal- help in reply to jmyt_47, 06-04-2002 14:01:17  
Take a piece of 2x4 and tap up on it from underneith. One side and then the other. I had a hard time getting the one off my Super M this year. Once you get it off give some thought to cleaning it. Half an hour in a soapy bucket of water with a toothbrush would do a world of good.
Four years ago when I started playing with the Super M the screen on mine was about plugged. She ran alot better once I cleaned it.

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06-04-2002 14:04:27

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 Re: Air cleaner screen cap removal- help in reply to jmyt_47, 06-04-2002 14:01:17  
It is just a pressure fit and should come right off. I have had to heat them when they are rusted on. Usually doesn;'t take much heat. GOOD LUCK

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