Originally Posted by trancer23
May I ask how you got that so cleanly apart?
It was on there tight for sure! I sacrificed a leather belt and cut a couple 4" pieces off the end of it.
I wrapped a portion of the belt around the red piece to the right of the purple arrow and stuck it into a bench vice and carefully tightened it down until I couldn't twist it by hand when grabbing the rest of the red body to the left. Each movement I made on the vice I did a test since I had never had one apart before and didn't want to over do it and distort or crack the Ram. Once I wasn't able to twist it I assumed it was tight enough.
Once it was secure in the vice I applied some heat to the body with a little harbor freight mini torch I had laying around and then wrapped the other piece of belt around it to protect it and used some channel locks to break it free.
I'm sure this isn't the preferred method but it worked, just have to be careful with the vice.
I haven't found a new o-ring to try yet.