What I did was to put a screw driver through the end of the rod, then pick up the master cylinder with the screw driver. If you jerk up hard on the screw driver while holding it with both hand the rod will pop out and the master cylinder will fall to the ground. I had a box with towels under the master cylinder so that it would not get damaged. Basically gravity and the weight of the master cylinder will pop out the rod.
I thought that you had to remove the snap ring and then remove the collar so that the rod could come out. I was very wrong.
We're getting there.
I too poped the clip with no luck. The rod is held in with a O ring?; if you force it out, do you damage it? Can you force it back in after you thread the shaft? I want to retain the idea that the shaft stays put; the last thing one would want would be for the shaft to come out of the MC during operation. Yes,I planing to use a pedal return stop; but can't be to careful with brakes
WHAT I DID WAS REMOVE THE C CLIP THEN SLID THE ROD AND SLEEVE OUT HEATED UP THE SLEEVE WITH A TORCH THEN PRESTO OUT IT CAME THEN REPLACED SLEEVE AND CLIPI TRIED LIKE H... TO PULL IT OUT THEN GAVE UP HEAT WORKED OUT GREAT
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