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PeteJS
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Up to you of course, but you’ll now have to replace the welch plug, since it keeps in the oil or grease that keeps the pin lubricated (and keeps out the dirt) – and the manual is clear that the pin should be pulled out, upwards, with a puller.

It’s typically the pins that wear, rather than the bronze bushes, even though the pins are made of harder material on the face of it. The reason is that the pins, if not kept lubricated, will rust and wear away, the rust being softer than the bronze bushes.

Good luck!

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