Remove isolastic?

jamesp

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Any hints on how to remove a new isolastic from a front mount? I have intalled it and removed it before, but now it won’t budge. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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I had to use my press when I replaced mine last year. They had never been out until then though.
 

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I had to use my press when I replaced mine last year. They had never been out until then though.
If I had a press I can see how that would work. I used a silicon lube to push it in by hand, same as I did last year, and I was able to push it back out after a time. But, this time I just screwed up and put it in backwards and it won’t budge. Thanks for responding.
 
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you might be able to rigg something up with a large C-clamp and a large socket or two, or ???. this is a case where you'll have to get creative. good luck.
 
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Put my new ones in (With rubber grease.) for measurements, because I was moving the engine position.

Went to remove them and they were "Stuck".
Put a screwdriver down the side, ensuring that I didn't damage the rubber, sprayed in some graphited lube and "Walked" the screwdrier around the rubber.
Came out by hand easily, and iso' doesn't appear to have been affected by the spray.
 
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Put my new ones in (With rubber grease.) for measurements, because I was moving the engine position.

Went to remove them and they were "Stuck".
Put a screwdriver down the side, ensuring that I didn't damage the rubber, sprayed in some graphited lube and "Walked" the screwdrier around the rubber.
Came out by hand easily, and iso' doesn't appear to have been affected by the spray.
On installation, using Kleen-Flow synthetic grease (automotive used in brakes et rubber components) will prevent sticking in the housing
 

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I think the workshop manual describe twisting the rubber in the bore of the mount (such that it is no longer co-axial ) using a long thin screw driver. Then it should come out much easier as the rubber is freer to "roll" out.
I got mine out without much hassle holding mount in bench vise. Can't recall what I ultimately did but I did ha ve a length of all thread and some proper sized sockets/washers/nuts to make up a puller handy.
 

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FWIW, red rubber grease is vegetable based. In my experience it eventually turns into a dry sticky film. It may work well in brake systems when immersed in brake fluid but as a long term “grease” I find it is not a good choice. My go-to rubber grease is silicone (di-electric) grease.
Pete
 

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Thank you for all your suggestions! I was able to get it out using a small screwdriver and silicon spray. As I would insert the screwdriver, I would shoot some silicone in and the rubber would move forward. Eventually doing the same to both ends, and using large sockets to push from one end, it came out! Took about ten minutes. What a great resource this forum is, as it has been for many years.
 

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I do the same with handlebar grips. Once all the hardware is out of the way, push a long thin screwdriver as far down the grip as you can, then push the straw from your WD 40 or similar lube along the gap next to the screwdriver blade, give it a good blast, remove both and twist. Bingo! Pops off in an instant. ;)
 

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I do the same with handlebar grips. Once all the hardware is out of the way, push a long thin screwdriver as far down the grip as you can, then push the straw from your WD 40 or similar lube along the gap next to the screwdriver blade, give it a good blast, remove both and twist. Bingo! Pops off in an instant. ;)

or, just place an air nozzle from a compressor in the gap. The grip will usually come right off from the air pressure. Make sure you have a clamp on the opposite grip. It will take off into space.
Pete
 
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