Use the proper snap ring pliers to get it out...if you try to use needle nose pliers it will be a pain, you probably won't get it out and you might break the snap ring. Just my .02. Good luck.mk34o8 said:alright, i will give that a try, thanks!
Needle nose won't do it. I've tried it that way plenty of times. You need snap ring pliers. The ones I have are reversable so you can make the squeezing of the pliers either open them or close them. Right angle snap ring pliers work best.mk34o8 said:gaah! it is a pain. all i have are stupid needle nose pliers.
Not really, small needle nose pliers work also and seem to work faster than the c-clip pliers because the needle nose pliers have the grooves on em for grip... aight peace :chicken:NeverNZ said:a lot depends on the flange, when i switched BOVs with Jonnyredline, it was a pain to get his on and off, his flange seemed to be smaller. it barely came off and was VERY difficult to get back on
by my flange it was easy, did it with the housing on, with the IC pipe still mounded in the car, with no one helping hold the BOV
i know you got it all taken care of already, but for anyone else doing it, you NEED c-clip pliers