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    File the edge of a piston.

    The front power valve disintegrated into little pieces and got in the way of the piston. It left a bur on the top of the piston that is preventing it from cycling. A friend told me he thought I could gently file the edge and not have to replace it. This friend helped me get everything apart and now don't have time to help. I am not a mechanic and I am uneasy about trying to take a pile of parts to a mechanic. You guys have any advice how to properly file the head of the piston?

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    800AMSOIL4U's Avatar
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    Morgan Hill, CA
    Post up a picture so we can see how bad it is.

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    Jersey Shore
    Gotta pull the cylinder off. I'm willing to bet the ring land got crushed and the ring is stuck now. I'd get a new piston and check the cylinder head for damage

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