I posted this with its own thread but I wanted it to be in a place where everyone can find it easier....
Hi Guys, I found a new way that increases the odds of getting the C-element out with less or no damage to the Bellow.
I first said you take off the back LC housing brace but I was wrong, you need to slide it back to give you more
working room to get of the Bellow from the back of the housing. First you need to remover the
pins that are used for Schliemfluge adjustments(Also keep the C-element ring in place till we get
the Bellow off the back)
Screw in to the pin an allen or other screw that fits the threads And Pry it out,Prying out screw and pinPin RemovedNext remove any screws that hold front housing to back and dont loose the Springs.
So after you remove the screws and the top and bottom pivot plates you can move the
housing back to gibe more room to the bellow screws and for a razor or flat screw driver to help
pry it off after the metal gasket is off.Lc outer Housing slid back to give more roomMore room on top too !!!Now more room for allen key !!! Woo Hooo!
Remove all allen screws, then pry off metal gasket.Gasket removalNow slide gasket out of way to front of housing
Now carefully remove Bellow from back of face plate with blade to start then finger
or you can use the blade all the way around if its on there good!!Separating Bellow from face plateFront of LC housing removed from face plateNow take off gasketNext remove C-Element retaining ring.
Now fold over the bellow onto the C-element and push the whole thing trough the
Housing hole, do it carefully, but it should be ok and not rip.Folding BellowC-element still attached to bellow
Now you can much more easily get a blade to the bellow and
C-Element to separate them.Carefully sliding blade between Bellow and C-elementC-Element removed and no bellow damage !!!!!!
i hope this procedure is easier than trying to take the C-element out while the metal housing
is still in place. I think it is.
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