Lister CS Gib Key Puller

Lister CS Gib Key Puller
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These Gib key pullers are manufactured from Stationary Engine Parts original concept and design, they are suitable for spoked flywheels and solid Start-o-matic types on both genuine Lister CS engines and Indian Listeroid engines.

We have upgraded the MkII puller from 12mm steel plate to 18.5mm bar stock to enable you to put some serious removal pressure on that key via the three large bolts.

We are not promising this is the answer to all your stuck key problems but it should certainly give you a fighting chance.

Please note that if you do not have a minimum of 14mm between the head of your key and the hub face of your flywheel the puller will not be suitable for the first stages of removal but can be used once a 14mm clearance is present. Many customers with this issue have reported the easy fix of simply filing a little material from the back of the key's head to open up the clearance to the required 14mm.

Use of the puller is very simple, as follows:-

Before attempting the removal of a Gib key we recommend you give the key a thorough soaking with a good quality penetrating oil, the longer you can let the oil work the better. Ten minutes prior to removal is just not long enough, we have had feedback of keys taking as much as two weeks to remove with great patience and daily oil application.

The inner head face of the key should be clean and at least 90' to the crankshaft, if your keys are like most of the ones I have seen this will not be the case and it may well be necessary to file the head of the key to provide a clean flat face and good angle for maximum load distribution.

Once you have oiled your key for a good while place the puller over the head of the key with the three 12mm bolt heads facing you (as shown in the picture)










Then rotate the puller slightly to the left (clockwise) so that the key head is no longer aligned with the cut out notch but is immediately under the recessed portion as per the picture below.

This is the position your puller should be in when pulling all keys. We now recommend you place a small piece of shim steel between the crankshaft face and the puller to prevent damage to the shaft. Screw in the bolts until light pressure is felt.

You are now ready to apply pressure to the key head by winding in the three large bolts. You may wish to place some packing steel between the three bolt ends and the hub of the flywheel to prevent marking, especially if you have nice paint like the engine in the picture. It is essential to keep the puller parallel to the flywheel at all times thereby applying an even pressure to the key. An angled puller will only apply uneven pressure to the key and increase the risk of shearing off the head, then you really do have problems.

Lastly and most importantly, be patient. I know this is the bit we all find very hard but it really does pay off in the long run. If your key does not show signs of moving with a good pressure applied staight away don't worry. Keep the pressure applied and add penetrating oil daily until the key gives out. We do not recommend you heat the hub of the flywheel for obvious risk of damage and safety reasons.

Finally, GOOD LUCK!
 
Recent customer feedback 10-03-2009
Hi Steve, I just wanted you to know that - after all the trouble you went to in order to send me the Gib key puller to Israel that it worked very effectively on my Gib keys. Based on everything I'd read about Gib key removal, I was prepared for an extended struggle with WD-40 and all of the intuitiveness I could muster. Instead, I was able to pull each key out within 10 minutes. I just hope that when I rebuild my Listeroid that each key goes back in as efficiently. M Schreibman.

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Product Code Puller1
Quantity in stock 8 item(s) available
Weight 2.20 kgs
Price: £34.98 including VAT £5.83
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