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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I did something stupid

Well, recently got a 450, no top end, and the Piston is beat to crap, and some metal shaving got into the Bottom end, was going to flush the motor out, and removed the Piston from the rod, And my dumb ass managed to drop a c clip in the bottom end, I really REALLY don't want to pull the case apart, any ideas to get the thing out, and how hard is it to split the case on one of these?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 08:30 AM
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Sounds like more of a stroke of luck. That engine needs to be completely rebuilt and I think if you just put a top end on it, you would regret it due to having to tear it apart again in the near future. If you do a total rebuild, it takes away all the worries for many times to come.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds like more of a stroke of luck. That engine needs to be completely rebuilt and I think if you just put a top end on it, you would regret it due to having to tear it apart again in the near future. If you do a total rebuild, it takes away all the worries for many times to come.
The bottom end is in good shape,vtge shavings that got in it were from the Piston when previous owner took the top end off


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A flush wont get the shavings out, I'd split the case and clean it out properly.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:12 AM
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A flush wont get the shavings out, I'd split the case and clean it out properly.
exactly, and who know's what else is bad
splitting cases is the ONLY way to get inside clean and not ruin a NEW top end you just did!

so, its worth it to take the added time and do it right, done right you will KNOW you have a long lasting motor
half A$$ things and you could be down again real soon

HOWEVER if your a deep mud water riding guy, then, I gather your only goal is to get it to GO< and will be doing motor work again soon any how, so!

to many, NOT splitting cases and just flushing is all you's like to do, to save on down time, as sooner or later you'
ll have water in motor again any how LOL
and top ends are common PM"S


but as they say done once RIGHT< really isn;t any more time than fixing the top end 2-3 times!
but depends on use of atv I guess! as to what is better for you

or if your only fixing to sell to some sucker too I guess>?
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exactly, and who know's what else is bad

splitting cases is the ONLY way to get inside clean and not ruin a NEW top end you just did!



so, its worth it to take the added time and do it right, done right you will KNOW you have a long lasting motor

half A$$ things and you could be down again real soon



HOWEVER if your a deep mud water riding guy, then, I gather your only goal is to get it to GO< and will be doing motor work again soon any how, so!



to many, NOT splitting cases and just flushing is all you's like to do, to save on down time, as sooner or later you'

ll have water in motor again any how LOL

and top ends are common PM"S





but as they say done once RIGHT< really isn;t any more time than fixing the top end 2-3 times!

but depends on use of atv I guess! as to what is better for you



or if your only fixing to sell to some sucker too I guess>?
I am into the water riding but I'd like my stuff to be right you know what I mean, what's the best way to split the case? Take the front cover off? If I pull the case I'm gonna wash the inside with kerosene,would a quick wash through hurt my clutch?


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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Oh and by the way it was never ran with the shavings in it,

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 09:33 PM
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pull the motor and put it on the bench to split the cases, online manual link if you need it. do it right the first time. a good 20 gallon parts washer does a great job for me.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...&directio n=a

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If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
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If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
Never said I didn't have time, I would just prefer not to

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