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Piston (gudgeon pin) circlips on TS

Tracked down a new (new stock! ) Mahle piston with the proper rings.. for my old 1.8 CF1 and so I had a look at fitting it to my con-rod.

I fitted one circlip into the bare piston fairly easily by stuffing it into the piston hole open-ends first, and then rotating it round until it dropped into the clip grooves.. but I can't do the same on the other side, since now the piston is on the con-rod and the gudgeon pin is in there.

Is there a special tool (pliers?) to compress the circlip in a uniform manner so that I can drop it into the piston hole... or is it just a regular pair of pliers and try not to deform it when I squeezes it?

I haven't had a determined go.. just tried it with regular pliers but the circlip kept pinging out across the driveway and I almost lost it... I can't imagine that's how they do it in the factory... There must be a tool or maybe I'm missing out on some better/crafty old technique or something??

Edit: I should add, the gudgen pin clip is not a regular flat section "C-clip" circlip - the type with "ears".. It is essentially just a round-section bit of plain steel .. like "wire".

If it comes to it, could I use a flat C-clip circlip on the end of a gudgeon pin? Why is the standard circlip round-section, rather using than a flat-section... and does it matter)? I'd prefer to use the factory style (round) circlip I think..


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I have attached a picture of a pair of round wire clips...
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I've searched for "circlip pliers" but I only find the type with the two pointed prongs (for opening up/squeezing the C-clip type of circlip). Any linky to the correct tool would be useful.. I don't even know what they looks like (I imagine something like an apple corer..? )


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I actually went to go take a photo of mine only to find the tool was "borrowed" but my box is still there. Needless to say I'm a bit upset. The pliers have a funny shape. Let me see if I can find one on line.


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This is the one I had, we'll sort of. The one of the right hand side is the one I used. It needs the 90 bend on it


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