Wed 5 Oct 2011
After trying to tap it into place using the handle of a screw driver, it became clear that if the clip flew across the room I would never see it again. So this is what I used. My largest pair of channel locks with duct tape on the jaws.
Here is how it came out. Dead flush with the bottom of the valve. Just like the pump shop guy told me to do. I shook the valve back and forth and it rattled. I could also see a gap between the piston and the clip. Since the chamfer at the bottom of the bore takes up about 25% of the clips length, I though it would be a better idea to drive it in a little further.
I used the tip of a philips screwdriver to move the clip in more. I just tapped the handle of the philips screwdriver with a wrench. It took very little force. If you look closely I overshot and went past the chamfer a bit. The piston and spring no longer rattle. I tried to pull the clip out a bit more but could not do it. We’ll see how it runs.