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Old 09-05-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
a_k_nicholls
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Sounds to me like as the piston is lifting the needle up its kicking ever so slightly sideways & loading up the needle & eventually causing it to snap.

Check how much movement is in the piston as either the bore or piston itself is probably worn.
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