Remove the cylinder head (see Cylinder Head Removal).
Remove the coolant drain plug [A] and drain the coolant
from the cylinder.
Pull out the front camshaft chain guide [B].
Remove the cylinder nuts [C].
Tap lightly up the cylinder with a plastic mallet to separate
from the crankcase.
Remove the cylinder base gasket.
Remove the cylinder block (see Cylinder Removal).
Place a piece of clean cloth under the piston and remove
the piston pin snap rings [A] from the outside of each pis-
Do not reuse snap rings, as removal weakens and
deforms them. They could fall out and score the
Using the piston pin puller assembly, remove the piston
Special Tools - Piston Pin Puller Assembly [A]: 57001-910
Piston Pin Puller Adapter [B]: 57001-1211
Remove the piston.
Carefully spread the ring opening with your thumbs and
then push up on the opposite side of the ring [A] to remove
Remove the 3-piece oil ring with your thumbs in the same
Cylinder, Piston Installation
The oil ring rails have no "top" or "bottom".
Install the oil ring expander [A] in the bottom piston ring
groove so the ends [B] butt together.
Install the oil ring steel rails, one above the expander and
one below it.
Spread the rail with your thumbs, but only enough to fit
the rail over the piston.
Release the rail into the bottom piston ring groove.
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