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    1987 XL250R Rebirth

    OK.. I want to remove the oil pump... Have the original manual... Removed bolts, and everything else I have too...Its stuck how do I remove it??? Engine is still siezed, Here is my resevior. I bought some KROIL and filled resevior.. Letting it soak...
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    1987 XL250R Rebirth

    Thanks Patuca, I pulled the engine and leveled it on a work bench. I have a little puddle on top of the piston but not much, but better than before... I was thinking about heating the piston not the cylinder, but I like your ideas, just need patience... One time I read somebody used dry ice on their piston and shrunk it and it moved.... Using pb blaster and liquid wrench... Looking to get some kroil locally....Thinking about the acetone and atf. Patience is a virtue..... I'll probably pull the crankcase to get to the crankshaft...
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    1987 XL250R Rebirth

    Thanks for replying Greg.. Your absolutly right I should have done that, unfortunately I pushed a pin out on my cam chain and released it that way. I have my cylinder head off, and the piston is siezed at the top (picture included) Putting PB Blaster, Liquid wrench on th piston for the last several days....Samcked it a couple of times (but not too hard) piston did not move... A mechanic told me that he could "easily" unstick the piston, for a price....But I have never heard of anyone so confident...I have no extra money to put in the bike...So I think he's ploying me. Question: Should I heat the piston with a torch kit from home depot? If so how long...Then what? Question: I can't get my bike back into nuetral... So how do I and what do I turn to try and move the piston... Today I am planning on removing the engine and the right crankcase to see whats going on inside... Any suggestions....Thanks....
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    1987 XL250R Rebirth

    Hello, I need some advice, and I am a novice, but a dedicated one. I have a 1987 Honda XL250R that has been sitting for five years...I love this thing and I used to have so much fun on it, and I am determined to get it going again. I have the Honda Service Manual for this bike... However my piston is seized. (I know it’s a bad thing) I have been putting penetrating oil in the spark plug hole but to no avail. Now trying to get to the cylinder and piston to check em out. Took Cylinder head Cover off, but could not rotate engine to get TDC...I hope I didn't kill it already. Problem now is cam chain won't move to get to the bolts to take off Cylinder Head...In the book its says lift the cam chain tensioner up, but it’s stuck down in there… I’d hate to cut cam chain [Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...