Rebuilding a Honda Express, got it mostly stripped down, but the cylinder is seemingly impossible to remove, don't want to damage it, so how hard is it usually to remove a cylinder for the first time in 40 years with 2.3k miles?? I don't think it's ever been off before. I've used my own hand strength, rubber mallet, don't want to risk cracking it, or the case, how far should I go? I really want to replace the piston rings.
P.s. The head and bolts came out just fine.