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Old 01-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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You are right, it was threaded in indeed...and most definitely not fun to get out. Ended up sacrificing a screwdriver and in a counter clockwise fashion tapped the 4 slots that run the perimeter of the cap. Apparently some folks sacrifice a large deep socket instead by grinding it down to have 4 tabs to engage the ring, but I didn't have a socket around that was the right size and i was willing to part with. Once the ring came out, the rest was a cake.
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