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Yes, mole grips and if you have long nose grips even better.

Set the adjustable jaw width and when you clamp onto the clip the jaws will lock and suspend the spring in an open fashion allowing you to slide the spring clip along the pipe, the pipe can then be removed easily.

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Just need a small pair of these

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Yep they are the best, fine nose mole grips. I found that access is the biggest problem, its easier if you take the metal angle fixing the symposer to the block off first. Also remove the headlamp one screw on top then pull out. You can then manoeuvre the mole grips into place and lock onto the clip which means you can then pull the symposer off the pipe and remove it.
 

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its easier if you take the metal angle fixing the symposer to the block off first.
Yes this is a must.

Also remove the headlamp one screw on top then pull out.
Never had to be this drastic. Once the bracket is off, the orange hose is fairly soft and can be twisted to expose the spring clips lugs

You can then manoeuvre the mole grips into place
Smaller grips make it easier :thumbsup:
 
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