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Posted: 8/26/2004 10:17:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:41:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:48:34 AM EDT
I must ask WHY?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:52:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 10:53:10 AM EDT by mr_wilson]

Originally Posted By TheRicker:

Ditto, small ones w/ papertowel or one of those rubber jar opener thingys (works better) around tube, grip it close to the FSB rotate tube back/forth and tap grips with hammer, careful not to crush the tube.

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:03:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:34:22 AM EDT
I ended up cutting my crudded-up gas tube with a dremel, bending it 90 degrees, and using the leverage from the 4" of tube to get it to rotate so I could loosen it up enough to get it to move. Darn thing was NASTY in there. That reminds me, the new tube/pin should be arriving today.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:11:38 PM EDT

If Kroil doesn't break it loose, it's stuck pretty good. I've had good luck using the gas tube tool, even though a long time ago I thought they were mostly a gimmick. They aren't. Sometimes a whack on the back of the tube--with a piece of plastic between the tube and the hammer--works. If you're really good with vice grips you may be able to twist it enough to break it loose without killing it, but I can't.

How's the Atlanta gang? I miss the North Atlanta show. Will be gone for another year.

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:13:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:35:37 PM EDT
I used to do it with a pair of vise grips.I finally broke down and bought the tool for it.It has a screwdriver type handle and on the front it screws onto and clamps onto the gastube.NOt sure who sells it since i bought it on the EE but it works great.Just clamp it on the tube.give it a few twists to brake it free and slide it out of the gas block.Never had a problem since them.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:41:50 PM EDT
It's a lot easier to just heat the FSB with a propane torch. Twist the tube and voila.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:30:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:
It's a lot easier to just heat the FSB with a propane torch. Twist the tube and voila.

Beat me to the punch...
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:43:20 PM EDT
I get a small cloth or rag and put it over the tube. With a set of pliers, grasp the tube through the rag in the middle and gently work it loose.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:18:11 PM EDT
I had a problem once where I could turn the gas tube freely but it still would not come out. Basically the carbon had built up in the ridges of the gas tube on each side of the gas port hole creating a mechcanical interlock with the FSB. Eventually, soaking with CLP softened up the carbon enough that I could pull it out.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 3:52:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:16:07 AM EDT

Not sure if I'm patient enough to wait for the gas tube tool to be delivered.

You're not, don't try.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:24:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:43:06 AM EDT
I have a ?. If you're replacing the FSB, why not just knock the taper pins out and pull the whole MFer off and throw it away?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:43:54 AM EDT
Try tapping it INTO the front sight a few times with a small hammer. That might help break the bond. Then grab it with the pliers and twist it out.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:56:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:04:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:37:14 AM EDT
Grab it with pliers, and tap on the pliers with a hammer in a direction away from the FSB.
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