Originally Posted by Reposado1800
I wonder how many people just use a punch to get that ring nut off.
I wouldn't suggest it. IF someone did get it off with a punch, they either tore up the nut and would lie about it or they are the luckiest SOB in the world or they are just plain full of shit. The first time I rebuilt a DR motor, I tried everything short of a blow torch to get it off. Finally, i broke down and bought the tool. I figure if I'm going to be rebuilding these things, it pays to have a good tool. It takes 2 secs to remove, replace and torque that nut with the proper tool. Who wants to risk f'n up a brand new motor over not having the right tool. I know we all like cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for.